Much-needed rain continues to be in the forecast for Long Island, the National Weather Service said.

There’s a chance of showers into the early evening hours Tuesday for most of Nassau and Suffolk counties, the service’s Upton office said.

Overall Tuesday conditions are cloudy with daily highs in the mid 70s and winds from the south around 14 mph.

The chance of rainfall increases from 7 p.m. Tuesday to 2 a.m. Wednesday, the service said.

Some overnight storms could produce small hail, gusty winds and heavy rain. New rainfall amounts between a one-quarter and one-half inch are possible.

For many the rain is welcome: Long Island recently moved from the abnormally dry to the moderate drought category by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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Wednesday will have sun and clouds with a stray shower or storm, News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said. Daily highs are in the low 80s.

Thursday through Sunday calls for a mix of sun and clouds with daily highs between 80 and 85 degrees.