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Mild weather may lead to a soaker next week

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After a couple of nice days, Long Island is only halfway through a stretch of great springtime weather. This welcomed period after a brutal winter eventually has to end, and it will with a good chance of rain come Tuesday.

Saturday saw daytime temperatures well into the 60s for the second day in a row across Long Island. Almost hitting 70 degrees, MacArthur Airport approached record high territory Friday and Saturday, but nothing was broken. Despite a seabreeze off chilly waters, the parkways and roads were full of people taking advantage of yet another nice Saturday.

Two more days are left in this stretch of nice weather. The winds will pick up, and a daytime seabreeze is sure to affect most Long Islanders Sunday and Monday more than it did the previous two days. This breeze will knock down temps in some areas, and advecting warmer air over the still-chilly waters around Long Island means drizzle and fog in other areas. So goes springtime on Long Island.

Highs will be in the 60s on Sunday and Monday across Long Island, but some areas may not make it out of the 50s. The latter seems more likely on Monday, thanks to the marine air.

On Tuesday, a slow-moving cold front approaches. Rainfall totals progged by computer models show a good dousing. The timing ranges from Tuesday afternoon to Tuesday night. Slightly cooler temps and no precipitation are featured in the long-range forecast after Tuesday's imminent deluge.

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