A second consecutive day of on-again, off-again rain and chilly temperatures are in store for Long Island, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

Rain, heavy at times, is expected to continue, with gradual clearing starting most likely by the late afternoon Tuesday, the service's Upton office said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said Long Island can expect "drier weather by Wednesday morning and sunshine returns."

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Daily highs in the low to mid 50s are expected for Tuesday, and Hoffman said that's almost 20 degrees shy of the average daily high for this time of year.

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Winds Tuesday from the east northeast at 10 to 15 mph also are likely.

As clouds slowly dissipate Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, stray showers could emerge.

A mix of sun and clouds develop Wednesday and stick around mostly through the remainder of the workweek, Hoffman said.

Daily highs Wednesday are in the mid to upper 60s; Thursday and Friday, the daily highs climb slightly, to the low to mid 70s, and there's also a slight chance of showers each day.