TODAY'S PAPER
56° Good Afternoon
56° Good Afternoon
NewsWeather

Long Island weather: Heavy rain on the way

Kim Mento, of Elmont, left, and Lorrie Funn,

Kim Mento, of Elmont, left, and Lorrie Funn, of Staten Island, shop for pumpkins for the children in their families at the Lifetime Garden Center in Williston Park on Sunday. Credit: Linda Rosier

Remnants of Hurricane Delta will arrive Monday, bringing rain, a lot of rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The rain was expected to begin Sunday night and continue through Tuesday morning, probably washing out any pumpkin picking plans for the Monday Columbus Day holiday. Monday’s rain could be heavy at times with wind gusts as high as 31 mph, the weather service said Sunday. The chance of precipitation Monday is 100% and the high temperature should be about 60 degrees.

"The region will see a widespread 1 to 2 inches of rainfall with higher amounts closer to the coast," the weather service said in its regional summary

Rain is expected Tuesday before 9 a.m. and then there will be a chance of showers, mainly until 3 p.m., the weather service said. The chance of precipitation is 80% with a high temperature about 70.

Both Wednesday and Thursday look sunny with highs around 70, the weather service said.

Friday brings a 40% chance of showers with a high of about 71 degrees. Saturday, with a 30% chance of showers, will be cooler under partly sunny skies. The high temperature will be near 62 degrees, the weather service said.

More news