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Showers, possible thunderstorm in Long Island weather forecast

Showers and a possible thunderstorm are in store

Showers and a possible thunderstorm are in store Wednesday with highs expected in the low 70s, forecasters say. Credit: News12 LI

Wednesday afternoon brings continuing chances of rain, after a band of showers with thunderstorms moved across Long Island in the morning, delivering bolts of lightning, heavy rain and winds up to 45 mph, forecasters say.

“We have some unsettled, stormy weather through the day,” News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said. “We cannot rule out a shower or storm at any point in the day.”

The chance for showers and thunderstorms is 90 percent, as temperatures head up to the mid-70s, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

“Showers with embedded thunderstorms will continue today” and overnight, with “locally heavy showers” possible, the weather service said in its regional summary. Thunderstorms become less probable for the nighttime hours.

Rain during the day could be of the start-and-stop variety, though a heavier shower could also make an impact, said Tim Morrin, weather service meteorologist in Upton. Steadier and heaver rain is forecast for the overnight hours, he said, starting after around 8 p.m.

Precipitation is likely through the morning hours of Thursday, which is expected to bring highs in the mid-70s.

In all, an inch and a third to an inch and a half of rainfall can be expected, Morrin said.

There is a high risk of rip currents at ocean-facing beaches through Wednesday evening, the weather service said.

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