Long Island forecast: Sunny and cold

High temperatures Friday will be in the middle 70s.

A couple of showers and storms may crop up in the afternoon, but the main focus for rain doesn’t arrive until the evening and overnight.

Temperatures will remain below normal Monday, but warmer weather is on the way. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with a shower or two. Some light snow is possible Thursday night as a weak wave of energy scoots through the region.

Thursday: Milder, a few showers.

There should be intervals of afternoon sun pushing our temperatures into the lower 80s Tuesday, and low-mid 80s Wednesday. This will be a continually changing forecast since the models are still not in agreement.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with a high around 65 degrees.

Skies were mainly clear across the viewing area this morning. High pressure to our north will move over the central Great Lakes. Additional showers and storms may develop farther southeast during the afternoon and evening. Still, the March sun angle does wonders this time of year. It does appear most of the daylight hours are dry for the holiday weekend. “However, 1” of rain may be a little much in a short amount of time, so be ready for soggy roads and conditions Tuesday morning. Be sure to stay updated to the latest forecast as we continue to fine-tune the details, but be sure to stay prepared for heavy rainfall and flash flooding! Highs are still in the 50s for the second half of the weekend. Daytime highs will warm into the upper 50’s to lower 60’s.

The lower elevations will see generally light accumulations of snow as temps warm each day, but the high country will see some significant snowfall accumulations. Another drop in temperature is expected, approaching three degrees Celsius lower than its annual average.

Forecast: Dry and warmer today in the Omaha area; even better Wednesday