Skies are cloudy Saturday morning over Long Island, a precursor to rain expected later this afternoon.

The rain will get heavier as the evening progresses. Rainfall amounts are expected to approach 1 inch by the time all is said and done, with more possible in some areas.

High temperatures will stay cool, in the upper 40s and lower 50s. It will be breezy, with winds from the east at about 20 mph.

Winds this evening will shift from the south at 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 45 to 50 mph in some locations. Low temperatures will reach the low- to mid-40s.

Record highs and lows for April 16:

* 86 (2003), 35 (1980) at Kennedy Airport

* 88 (2002), 32 (2008) at Long Island MacArthur Airport

* 86 (2002), 35 (1997) at Republic Airport

* 80 (2002), 24 (2005) at Gabreski Airport

Source: National Weather Service

This Day in Weather History:

April 16, 1851: The famous "Lighthouse Storm" raged near Boston Harbor. Gales and gigantic waves destroyed Minot's Ledge Light with its two keepers inside. The storm resulted in great shipping losses and coastal erosion.

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.