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Rain continues today, sun comes back Thursday

Rain that has drenched the region will be sticking around with periods of drizzle and patchy fog throughout Wednesday.

With a light breeze out of the east around 10 to 15 mph and highs in the mid-50s, there is a chance of showers later tonight into early Thursday. Temperatures will drop into the mid-40s by tonight.

But sunshine and temperatures in the low-60s return on Thursday. The next chance of rain will impact Long Island this weekend.

Record highs and lows for April 13:

* 85 (1977), 30 (1950) at Kennedy
* 71 (2001), 32 (1990) at MacArthur
* 72 (2001), 32 (2009) at Republic
* 69 (2001), 25 (2005) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

1988 - Low pressure off the Atlantic coast produced high winds across North Carolina, with gusts of up to 78 mph reported at Waves, N.C. The high winds combined with high tides to cause coastal flooding and erosion. About 275 feet of land was eroded from the northern tip of Pea Island.

Source: The daily weather facts are compiled by Hugh Crowther of the Aviation Weather Center. Crowther is a weather historian and has collected and organized weather facts for every day of the year.

Geoffrey Bansen is a recent graduate of Stony Brook University, with a degree in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology.

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