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Easter forecast: Cloudy with chance of rain

It rained heavily in Lawrence on Saturday morning.

It rained heavily in Lawrence on Saturday morning. Credit: Debbie Egan-Chin

Easter egg hunters may want to bring an umbrella or raincoat Sunday just in case a chance of showers brings another day of rain.

The National Weather Service forecast shows a 20 percent chance of rain on a mostly cloudy day Sunday with temperatures expected to reach the mid- to high-60s. 

As rainfall lightened and moved east on Long Island on Saturday afternoon, a flash flood watch for Suffolk County was canceled, forecasters said.

"We did not have any reports of flooding," said National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Pollina. 

 Light to moderate rain continued to fall in eastern Long Island and may not clear up until Monday, Pollina said Saturday afternoon. 

"There’s a still a chance for showers for all of Long Island but the best chances will be for eastern Long Island," he said.

The possibility of showers will diminish Saturday night but continue Sunday and into Monday evening, Pollina said. 

Rainfall reports Saturday on Long Island were generally between a half inch and an inch, he said. 

A downed tree across the Long Island Rail Road tracks near East Williston by Sagamore Avenue temporarily suspended Oyster Bar Branch service in both directions between Mineola and Oyster Bay.

Temperatures Saturday night were expected to be in the high 40s and lower 50s with a breezy south wind of up to 20 miles per hour expected to decrease after midnight. 

A wet Monday is possible with morning showers lasting into the afternoon, according to forecasts. 

Clear skies and a chance of highs near 70 is likely Tuesday. 

With John Asbury

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