Saturday looks to kick off a mostly sunny weekend that will be only a bit less chilly than what Long Island endured Friday.
The National Weather Service on Friday evening was predicting sunny skies Saturday with a high temperature of 29 degrees, but it said the wind chill will be between zero and 10 degrees. A north wind blowing at 5 to 10 mph is expected to become light and variable in the afternoon.
The historical normal high for Saturday's date in Islip is 39 degrees.
The high recorded Friday in Islip was 24 degrees shortly after 3 p.m.
A weather service statement Friday afternoon on the nation's weather read in part: "Arctic air-mass remains entrenched over the eastern U.S. on Saturday. Subzero temperatures Saturday morning (with even colder wind chills ranging between -10 to -20 in northern New England) are expected while wind chills in the teens reach as far south as the central Gulf Coast."
For Long Island, the weather service said Saturday night will be partly cloudy with a low of around 19 degrees.
Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 33.
The forecast for Monday, the start of the workweek, calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 35, but there is a 40% chance of rain after 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Partly sunny to sunny skies are expected for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when high temperatures will range from the high 20s to mid 30s, the weather service said.