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Long Island forecast: A tough commute Monday, but sunny weather

Sunbathers at Smithpoint County Beach on Sunday, July

Sunbathers at Smithpoint County Beach on Sunday, July 9, 2017. More sunny skies are expected Monday. Credit: James Carbone

The Monday forecast for Long Island commuters is dark with a strong chance of delays but at least the weather will be on the bright side.

Monday will be mostly sunny with a few afternoon clouds in the mix, a high of 83 and a low of 70.

The humidity will start to “creep up later in the day,” and there is a slight chance of an overnight shower or thunderstorm, said Jay Engle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton.

Tuesday will be partly sunny, with a chance of showers and storms after 2 p.m., a high of 86 and a low of 72. The day ushers in a period of “unsettled weather” for the rest of the week, Engle said.

There may be afternoon storms on Wednesday with a high of 84 and a low of 70.

Cloudy skies and potential storms are also in the mix for Thursday, with a high of 83 and a low of 69. There is a 50-percent chance of overnight showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.

Friday continues the trend of cloudy skies, with a strong chance of showers and thunderstorms, a high of 81 and a low of 67.

With Lisa Irizarry

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