Chances for precipitation late Tuesday afternoon and evening are dropping, with just a 25 percent to 30 percent chance through 6 p.m. for scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms, mostly for the area from central Suffolk through the East End, said Joe Pollina, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.

Any thunderstorms that develop, expected to be short in duration, could bring gusts of up to 40 mph, heavy rain, and possibly even small hail, said Nelson Vaz, also a meteorologist in Upton.

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Daily high temperatures were expected to be in the mid- to upper 70s.

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Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, said warm weather returns and lasts into the weekend, with temperatures above normal. "It will feel like summer," he said.

Wednesday calls for temperatures in the upper 70s with mostly sunny skies, he said.