Following drenching rain Monday morning, the afternoon was seeing a precipitation lull, with a chance for a few showers later in the evening, forecasters said.
As of late afternoon, meteorologists had their eyes on a storm off to the west, “which may make it here” around 7 or 8 p.m., said Faye Morrone, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.
While a “brief, heavy downpour” can’t be ruled out, the system over eastern Pennsylvania was expected to “weaken quite a bit” before reaching Long Island, so the thinking is that “multiple rounds of heavy rain” seen earlier in the day won’t be in the evening’s picture, said Brian Ciemnecki, also a meteorologist in Upton.
LaGuardia and Kennedy airports experienced late afternoon weather-related delays on both arrivals and departures, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Areas along Nassau’s South Shore bays on Monday night could see some minor coastal flooding during high tide from 9 to 11 p.m., the weather service said in a coastal flood advisory, meaning possible flooding of the most vulnerable basements or shore roads.
A high rip current risk at Atlantic beaches has been extended through Tuesday at 9 p.m.
Tuesday could see some morning showers, after which skies would be drying out, Morrone said.
Temperatures are to be similar to Monday’s — highs of around 70 degrees, with 82 the normal for this time of year.
Wednesday, with partly sunny skies, sees highs in the upper 70s to 80 degrees, according to the weather service.
With Patricia Kitchen