After a day of mostly light rain, conditions could dry out somewhat for the Wednesday evening commute, forecasters said.
Still, there’s potential for “a very light, rainy mist,” during the trip home, as well as the development of patchy fog, said Brian Ciemnecki, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton.
Since about 11 a.m., light rain had been registering at Long Island MacArthur Airport, with rainfall for the day measuring 0.20 of an inch just before 4 p.m., according to the weather service’s site. Skies at that time were overcast in Farmingdale, with Westhampton seeing light rain and fog.
The temperature at the airport reached 58 degrees, the weather service said in a tweet.
Late afternoon flight arrivals at Kennedy Airport were averaging delays of about an hour and a half, and just over 30 minutes at LaGuardia, according to the Federal Aviation Administration’s website. Some departures were also affected.
Rain picks up again later Wednesday night, with the potential for some thunder, the weather service said, before skies dry out Thursday, which is expected to be mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 50s.
On Tuesday, a daily record of 1.68 inches of rain fell at Long Island MacArthur Airport, more than three times the previous daily high of 0.55 inches in 2011, the service said.
New Hyde Park saw 2.5 inches; Albertson, 2.15; Commack, 1.95; and Melville, 1.83, according to data from the weather service.
That still leaves Long Island slightly more than 11 inches below its normal rainfall for the year and more than 2 inches below normal since Sept. 1, the service said.