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Long Island forecast: Rain moves in, cooler temps to come

Long Islanders can look for some rain overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, as well as windy conditions, forecasters say.

There’s a chance for rain around 9 p.m. Tuesday, becoming likely by around midnight, said Jay Engle, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton. Look for precipitation to start winding down toward the end of the Wednesday morning commute, with a quarter to half an inch expected, he said.

Winds pick up Tuesday overnight, with possible gusts up to 30 mph and strongest winds expected late Wednesday morning, he said.

Wednesday’s temperatures are expected to peak in the high 40s just before sunrise, he said, dropping to the upper 30s by around sundown.

Then it gets much cooler by the end of the workweek with a possibility of snow.

Thursday and Friday see highs in the mid-30s with a chance of a light snow accumulation Thursday night into Friday. But as of Tuesday afternoon, the forecast was for “the brunt of the storm” to occur offshore.

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