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Long Island weather: Tuesday mostly sunny with rain chance at night

Tuesday should bring sunny skies, but be alert for chances of showers and thunderstorms at night, forecasters say.

Temperatures Tuesday were forecast to head up to the mid- to upper 80s or so – warmer for areas of Nassau and cooler for the East End, the National Weather Service said.

Expect the day to be a bit warmer than Monday, plus a little more humid, though not as bad as last week’s steamy conditions, said Carlie Buccola, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

The weather service was predicting a 30 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms for Long Island, potentially starting early Tuesday evening and lasting overnight into early Wednesday. That’s as a cold front moves through the area.

However, apart from Tuesday night, look for mostly dry conditions for the week, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

Swells from Tropical Storm Chris, stalled Monday off the Carolinas, will bring the potential for a “moderate to high risk of strong rip currents from Tuesday through at least Thursday” for Atlantic-facing beaches, the weather service said in a hazardous weather statement.

The storm was expected to reach hurricane status Tuesday before currents steer it to the northeast and well offshore, the National Hurricane Center said.

Monday was bringing a moderate risk of rip currents, also with an air quality alert in effect through 11 p.m.


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