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Milder temperatures into next week

Go home, Mother Nature. You're drunk. It's March...we need spring!
Go home, Mother Nature. You're drunk. It's March...we need spring!
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In a bit of a twist, an unsettled pattern over the weekend may lead to mild temperatures by early next week for Long Island. While there are precipitation chances, no major storms are on the horizon through Tuesday.

The weekend will start off on a mild note. With partly sunny skies, high temperatures reach the mid to upper 40s across Long Island. The party is spoiled when a weak wave passes through Saturday night bringing a couple of snowshowers around with no accumulation. After this weak system passes through, it's briefly chilly on Sunday. We'll see a little sun to end the weekend, and highs on Sunday reach 40 degrees with a brisk wind.

Long Island will be on the southern fringes of a frontal boundary on Monday, but temperatures should reach the 40s Monday and Tuesday. More sun will be featured for the latter day.

Inquiring minds have looked for answers regarding a storm approaching late Wednesday into Thursday. There is model consensus that a storm appears likely. However, it is too early for specifics. For example, guidance from the GFS model show a snowstorm, while models like the operational version from the ECMWF (commonly called the "Euro") call for a rain-to-snow solution.

Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Set your clocks ahead one hour early Sunday morning.