Tropical Depression Fred will have his brush with Long Island starting Wednesday night and into Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

Then, keep an eye on Henri's winds and rip currents later on in the week.

In a Wednesday evening statement, the weather service said two days of precipitation should start sometime after 11 p.m. Wednesday.

One to two inches of rain may fall on New York City and areas west but forecasters aren't saying Long Island will stay dry.

"We are still anticipating the heaviest rain to occur northwest of our region. However, we cannot completely rule out locally heavy downpours with typical minor poor drainage flooding and a localized flash flooding occurrence. A few thunderstorms are possible along with an isolated tornado," the Wednesday briefing said.

The weather service also added that it was monitoring Tropical Storm Henri's impact Friday and into the weekend.

"Uncertainty in the track forecast for Henri this weekend is larger than usual. There is some risk of direct impacts from Henri in portions of the northeast U.S. The latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center keeps Henri well offshore this weekend. The main concerns at this time are from high surf, dangerous rip currents and beach erosion potentially starting as early as Friday, but more likely this weekend," the briefing said.

Forecasters are monitoring the potential impact of Tropical Storm Henri's...

Forecasters are monitoring the potential impact of Tropical Storm Henri's path, seen here.  Credit: NOAA

Before that, Thursday shows an 80% chance of rain and storms in the region, on and off, during the day courtesy of Fred.

Then all the way through Monday, the chances of rain on Long Island bounce from 20% to 50% every day, with temperatures climbing into the low 80s during the days and the upper 60s to low 70s at night, the weather service said.

And don't count summer out yet: "A warming trend may develop next week," the weather service said.

With Joan Gralla

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