Long Island Deals With Spring Chill & Ocean Winds Next Several Days
This is the time of year where Long Island has to deal with the issue of the colder ocean verses the warming land masses to the west and southwest. In April the ocean wins most most of the time. Take today for example as high pressure moves offshore areas to the west and inland will warm up into the 60s this afternoon. Long Island might see a few areas in Northwest Nassau County reach 60 or so but most of the island will be in the 50s. The East End will be in the mid to upper 40s and that is thanks to the wind coming in from off the ocean. At least you will enjoy a good deal of sunshine.
Those battles continue Tuesday but we should have some better luck with taking temperatures up a little higher. There is a front to the north but it should stay to the north for much of the day. This will mean that we will have some sunshine and highs Tuesday will be higher than Monday. Most highs will be in the low to mid 60s with 50s over the East End and upper 40s immediate coast.
Wednesday the back door front moves south and stalls over New Jersey putting Long Island on the north side of the front. This wll put the island in clouds and the chance for some passing showers or some light rain or drizzle. Highs will be in the upper 40s east to mid 50s west. Thursday brings the warm front back north and if we can get the sun to break through the clouds, highs could reach the 60s again. There will be some passing showers around Thursday and more numerous showers Thursday night as a cold front passes. Friday through Easter Sunday will be dry with some sunshine each day. Highs will be in the low to mid 50s Friday and Saturday and upper 50s to near 60 Sunday.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS & F5 WEATHER FOR THE USE OF MAPS
Please note that with regards to any severe weather, tropical storms, or hurricanes, should a storm be threatening, please consult your local National Weather Service office or your local government officials about what action you should be taking to protect life and property.