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Rain/snow mix expected Tuesday, forecasters say

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One couple bundles up for a walk along the boardwalk at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Sunday. Credit: Barry Sloan

Spring still hasn’t sprung on Long Island, with a mix of snow and rain expected on Tuesday, meteorologists said.

Monday is predicted to bring mostly sunny conditions with highs in the mid-40s, but clouds will increase throughout the day, according to National Weather Service meteorologist John Murray in Upton.

“The weather will be dry during the day and through most of Monday night as well,” he said.

A low-pressure system moving off the coast of the Carolinas, however, could bring precipitation as early as 3 a.m. Tuesday as temperatures are in the upper 20s to mid-30s.

“Temperatures will be cold enough for a mix of rain and snow,” Murray said, but noted, “We’re not expecting any accumulations.”

A higher chance of precipitation is predicted between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, he said, adding the temperatures are supposed to rise to the mid-to-upper 40s later in the day.

News 12 meteorologist Bruce Avery said highs this time of year are normally in the mid-50s.

Another mix of sun and clouds is ahead for Wednesday, when it will turn milder, with highs in the low 50s and lows near 40.

Thursday will again be mild but mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the low 40s overnight.

On Friday, it should finally feel like spring, according to forecasters, with highs near 63 under partly cloudy skies. Lows are expected in the 40s.

With Lisa Irizarry

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