With the persistent northeasterly flow across the area associated with...

With the persistent northeasterly flow across the area associated with low pressure, water may pile up on the bays and sounds about a foot to a foot and a half above normal, said Joey Picca, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. (Oct. 10, 2013) Credit: Weather Underground

A potential for light rainfall Thursday night into Friday still exists, but Long Island will not see the heavy rainfall that had been predicted earlier, forecasters said.

A low-pressure system off the mid-Atlantic battled with a high to the north, which was behind some of the dryer air over the region Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service had issued a coastal flood advisory for the southern and northern shores of Nassau County at high tide Thursday but that did not happen.

Still, the weather is causing issues at LaGuardia Airport, where arrivals were being delayed an average of 1 hour and 15 minutes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

There could be scattered showers Friday night, said David Stark, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton. And there remains a chance of rain Saturday in the morning. Sunday is expected to remain clear.

A tipster says he told the state about buried drums at Bethpage Community Park nearly a decade ago. Newsday's Ken Buffa reports. Credit: Newsday/Daddona / Pfost / Villa Loarca

Uncovering the truth about the chemical drums A tipster says he told the state about buried drums at Bethpage Community Park nearly a decade ago. Newsday's Ken Buffa reports.

A tipster says he told the state about buried drums at Bethpage Community Park nearly a decade ago. Newsday's Ken Buffa reports. Credit: Newsday/Daddona / Pfost / Villa Loarca

Uncovering the truth about the chemical drums A tipster says he told the state about buried drums at Bethpage Community Park nearly a decade ago. Newsday's Ken Buffa reports.

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