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Long Island weather: Back to more seasonable temps this week

Long Islanders can expect a chance of light rain, cloudy skies and more seasonable temperatures Monday, following a sometimes bitter weekend, forecasters said.

Monday’s highs will be in the mid-40s with a light rain that should end by late afternoon, according to Faye Morrone, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton. The chance of rain increases from west to east on the Island.

The lows will be in the upper 30s to 40 degrees, she said.

On Sunday, Long Island enjoyed a slight break in the recent cold snap. The high temperature was 49 degrees at MacArthur Airport in Islip, she said.

Still, the normal highs for this time of year are in the mid-50s, she said, and the week will get warmer.

Any rain clears out by Tuesday, when it will be partly sunny and breezy and the high warms slightly to 50 degrees and the overnight low to 39.

A mix of sun and clouds is ahead for Wednesday, when a high of 51 degrees is predicted with an overnight low of 42.

On Thursday, Long Islanders should have their umbrellas nearby again for morning showers that give way to increasing sunshine. The high will be 55 degrees and the low 36.

Mostly sunny skies open the weekend on Friday along with a high of 49 degrees. The overnight low will be 40.

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