Warm, muggy weather will continue Tuesday, and Long Islanders will also want to prepare for showers and thunderstorms, with possible gusty winds and bouts of heavy rain in the mix, forecasters say.
That’s as “an approaching cold front will bring better chances for showers and thunderstorms ... continuing into Tuesday night,” the National Weather Service said in its regional summary. Look for heavy rain to come with thunderstorms, the strongest of which could also deliver damaging winds.
Indeed, much of Long Island was in an area deemed by the Storm Prediction Center to have a marginal risk for severe storms Tuesday, with strong winds being the main threat, the weather service said Monday afternoon.
Though there are chances for showers and thunderstorms earlier, the most likely timing for high winds and widespread, heavy rain would be Tuesday afternoon and evening, said Carlie Buccola, weather service meteorologist in Upton. Rain should taper off by about 10 p.m., she said.
Wednesday should warm up to the mid-80s or so, with more sunshine and less humidity, the weather service said.
At this point, it looks like “most of the week will be dry, with good beach weather,” said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.