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Long Island weather: Rain possible on travel day before Thanksgiving

A Patchogue Village worker uses a shovel to

A Patchogue Village worker uses a shovel to try to clear a storm sewer where East Main Street flooded in front of Emanuel Lutheran Church after heavy rain Sunday morning. Credit: James Carbone

A frontal system approaching Long Island this week could impact Thanksgiving travel plans, according to the National Weather Service.

The system could bring some light rain on Wednesday — one of the busiest travel days of the year — and potentially create headaches for drivers on wet roads and airline passengers at airports facing possible low visibility, Joe Pollina, a meteorologist at the weather service's Upton office, said Sunday night.

But Pollina cautioned that the forecast could change by Wednesday.

As of Sunday night, there was a 50 percent chance of showers on Wednesday in the afternoon and evening. It will be cloudy and breezy with a high near 58.

Thanksgiving is expected to be clear, mostly sunny and blustery. The high will be around 46 and the low around 30.

The weather will be best at the beginning of the short workweek, according to the forecast.

Monday and Tuesday will both be dry and sunny, with above-average temperatures, according to the NWS, with a high near 51 on Monday and a warmer day Tuesday, a high near 60.

The average high temperature for this time of year is 49.

Friday will stay cool, the weather service said, with a high near 44 and mostly sunny.

With Rachel O’Brien

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