Trending milder after a chilly start to the week


The week started on a chilly note. Fortunately, it was also quiet after all the severe weather on Saturday. As of Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service has confirmed four tornadoes touched down on Long Island — three of them were EF-0 with winds of 85 mph in Levittown, East Islip, and Westhampton. An EF-1 tornado was reported around Shirley with winds of 110 mph, causing a roof to lift right off a two-story, multi-family home. 

As for the forecast, it is quiet for most of the week. Temperatures will be on the climb, but a cold front will bring some showers Thursday night. Cooler air will then follow behind and stick around into early next week. 

After a few early sprinkles, skies will clear out Monday night. It will be a cold night as temperatures drop into the upper 30s. There will be a little breeze around that could make it feel like the upper 20s for a few spots overnight.

Tuesday will feature mostly sunny skies as high pressure slides across the region. Temperature will climb to around 50 degrees. A freeze watch as been issued for Staten Island on Tuesday night as temperatures could drop to around freezing for the first time. A frost advisory may be issued for the rest of the city with temperatures expected to drop into the mid 30s

Winds will shift more southwesterly on Wednesday. That will help bring up the temperature into the upper 50s under partly to mostly sunny skies.

Temperatures will climb further into the mid 60s on Thursday, but a cold front will bring some scattered showers late in the day and at night. 

Cooler air then returns as the week comes to a close. Temperatures will only climb to around 50 degrees in the afternoon on Friday.

The chill will continue into the weekend. Highs could be in the upper 40s on Saturday under a mostly sunny sky. It will be more seasonable on Sunday with highs in the lower 50s, but there will be the chance for some showers as another storm system arrives.  

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