April may not be the cruelest month, but it's off to a wet start on Long Island, according to meteorologists.

Islip has seen seven days of rain so far, recording 2.86 inches of rain, 1.21 inches above normal from April 1 to 12. That makes it the eighth wettest start for the month since 1963, according to James Tomasini, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Upton. 

At least Long Islanders are catching a break this weekend after heavy rain on Thursday and Friday.

There was some light rain during the day Saturday as temperatures topped out at about 52 degrees in Islip. 

Cloudy skies were expected early Saturday evening, then gradual clearing, with a low temperature of around 42 degrees, according to the weather service.

Sunday will be nicer, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures expected to climb to about 61 degrees, forecasters said.  A west wind should blow at 9 to 16 mph shifting to coming out of the south in the afternoon.

Sunday  night into early Sunday morning there is a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m.

The sun will break out on Monday and Tuesday with temperatures expected to reach highs in the mid-60s before dropping to the mid-40s at night.

Precipitation could return on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday’s high temperatures will be in the high 50s, and Thursday is expected to see a high near 60 degrees, the weather service said.


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