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Long Island weather: Chance of showers, temps in low 50s

Rain-soaked pavement slows drivers on Willis Avenue in

Rain-soaked pavement slows drivers on Willis Avenue in Mineola on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Credit: Howard Schnapp

It’s been a rain-soaked Tuesday.

As of early afternoon, the bulk of the rain had pretty much cleared Long Island, though there was still the chance for a few showers through the afternoon, said Carlie Buccola, weather service meteorologist based in Upton.

The evening commute should be dry, she said, apart for any possible light showers.

In all, Long Island MacArthur Airport has seen .55 inches of rain since Monday afternoon.

New rainfall amounts overall on Tuesday were expected to be up to one-half to three-quarters of an inch. Northeast winds are about 10 mph, with temperatures in the low 50s.

The service’s Upton office said low pressure passing south of Long Island is responsible for precipitation most of Tuesday, with another similar system bringing in more rain Wednesday and Thursday.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said cloudy skies linger through the overnight hours and into Wednesday morning.

Overnight lows are in the high 40s, with winds at 5 to 10 mph shifting east northeast.

Wednesday morning offers more clouds, scattered showers, drizzle and fog, Hoffman said. Daily highs push into the mid 50s.

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