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Long Island weather: Storm moves out, temps remain cool

Cooler temps will prevail this week in the wake of a storm that brought more than 3 inches of rain to some areas of Long Island.

After most of the torrential rain fell, water

After most of the torrential rain fell, water is pumped away from a flooded Corbin Avenue in Bay Shore on Monday. Photo Credit: James Carbone

Following a day that brought more than 3 inches of rain to some areas of Long Island, Tuesday was expected to bring cloudy skies, with just a slight chance of afternoon showers, forecasters said.

The front that carried 40 to 60 mph gusts to the region Monday also carried a pelting rainfall that tallied up to 3.28 inches in Hewlett; 3.05 inches in Plainview; 2.65 in Centerport; and 2.19 at the airport, according to unofficial observations reported to the National Weather Service.

With the storm moved out, temperatures for the entire week are forecast to be mostly below normal. That will continue a streak – apart from two days last week in the 70s – of cooler than average weather.

Tuesday was forecast to see highs in the upper 40s, with following days heading up to the low to mid 50s. Overnight lows in the mid-30s to low 40s were expected.

The average monthly temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport as of day-end Sunday was 3.8 degrees below normal.

That’s as 58 to 60 degrees are the airport’s normal highs at this time of year, with 41 to 42 degrees normal lows.

Wednesday, then, brings mostly sunny skies, the weather service said, but back we go to chances of rain for Thursday.

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