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Sunshine returns to LI, but chance of rain looms

Sunshine returns briefly after a wet start to the week, but a chance of rain returns through the weekend. Wednesday will feature sun early on, giving way to clouds later in the day. Temperatures will be about average -- in the mid-50s. Winds will be breezy out of the west at 10 to 20 mph.

Long Island will experience a chance of rain over the next few days and into the weekend. Check back tomorrow for the latest details.

Record highs and lows for April 6:

* 69 (1991), 20 (1982) at Kennedy
* 71 (1991), 27 (1995) at MacArthur
* 64 (2005), 30 (2007) at Republic
* 55 (2005), 21 (2002) at Gabreski

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

1936 - A tornado outbreak in the deep South resulted in a total of 446 deaths and $18 million damage. It was a "Tale of Two Cities." During the evening of April 5, a tornado hit Tupelo, Miss., killing 216 people, injuring 700 others and causing $3 million damage. The next morning, the paths of two tornadoes met about 8:30 a.m. and cut a swath four blocks wide through Gainesville, Ga., killing 203 people, injuring 934 and causing $13 million damage. Eight to 10 feet of debris filled the streets following the storm. At least 70 people died in the Cooper Pants Factory, the greatest tornado toll of record for a single building.

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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