Long Island Weather Looking Good For Memorial Day Holiday Weekend
Long island is getting ready for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Folks are coming and going and the first of the East End Vacationers will be arriving. This holiday weekend is almost always problematic mainly due to the cold ocean and the chance that either it rains, or we get into a northeast flow and we are sitting in rain and temperatures in the 50s. That will not be the case this year. Much of the weekend will be rain free. When we do get any rain it will be overnight Saturday night with a cold front when some showers and thunderstorms are possible and again Sunday night with another round of showers and thunderstorms. That’s it. If it is going to rain, let it happen while you are asleep. The daysides are all dry.
Saturday will be the coolest of the three days. We will have sunshine for most of the day. Some high clouds might come in later in the afternoon or evening. We will also have an ocean wind and that will likely keep most temperatures in the 60s to near 70. A cold front will move through Saturday night with some showers and thunderstorms possible between midnight and 6am Sunday morning.
Sunday will be the warmest of the three days with a mix of sun and clouds. Winds will be more from the west on Sunday as another front approaches from the northwest for Sunday night. I think any showers or thunderstorms hold off until Sunday evening at the earliest as the front approaches. Sea breezes will be confined to the beaches for the most part. Highs will reach into the 80s in many areas.
Sunday night we will see some showers and thunderstorms but they should be gone before daybreak Monday. Memorial Day should see a good deal of sunshine. Temperatures will be a little lower than Sunday but a little higher than Saturday with highs in the 70s.
We will probably see warm weather into the middle part of next week as a southwest flow develops. There is no sign of any kind of prolonged onshore flow from the northeast or a throwback to a few weeks ago when we couldn’t get out of the low 40s at least through the middle of next week.
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