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Forecast: 'Slight' chance of showers, high near 70

The National Weather Service said on Monday we could hit 70 degrees and that the chance of showers is "slight." News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has the forecast. Credit: News 12 Long Island

It's currently 55 degrees outside, overcast and there's a potential for showers.

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The National Weather Service said we could hit 70 degrees Monday and that the chance of showers is "slight." But forecasters also said a low pressure system moving east of the area on Monday will be followed by high pressure settling in Monday night into Tuesday — and that "a few showers are expected across eastern sections" of Long Island early in the day, followed by "intervals of clouds and some sun at times," with, the weather service said, "a chance of sprinkles."

That remains the case Tuesday and showers also are possible Wednesday, though the weather service is calling for decreasing clouds Wednesday evening into Thursday — and for sunny skies Thursday, with a high of 65 degrees, which makes it sound like the perfect fall day.

There's a small craft advisory in effect for all South Shore ocean waters until 2 a.m. Tuesday. The weather service said 3-to-6 foot seas are expected.

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