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LI weather: Minor coastal flooding, showers, temperatures in the 70s

Kevin Estevez, 30, of Deer Park, jumps rope

Kevin Estevez, 30, of Deer Park, jumps rope at Belmont Lake State Park in West Babylon on Monday. Credit: Barry Sloan

The South Shore bays of Nassau County have chances to see some isolated, minor coastal flooding during high tide Monday evening, the National Weather Service said in a coastal flood statement. That means there could be some brief, minor flooding “of the most vulnerable locations near the waterfront and shoreline.”

A high rip-current risk also remains in effect Monday through 8 p.m. at Long Island’s ocean beaches, the service said.

Long Islanders will need to prepare for rain Tuesday, with chances of rainfall Wednesday afternoon and night, forecasters said.

Showers, moving from west to east, were most likely expected to get started a few hours before the Tuesday morning commute, continuing through the day, when a thunderstorm could also enter the picture. There’s potential for “locally moderate to heavy downpours” from morning through afternoon, said David Stark, a weather service meteorologist in Upton.

Things get breezy, too, with potential for wind gusts of 33 mph. And an uptick in humidity means some places could experience patchy fog that may further reduce visibility for drivers, Stark said, based on the late Monday afternoon forecast.

Temperatures were expected to reach the low 70s, which is right around normal.

Chances of showers lessen Tuesday night, then pick up again Wednesday, most likely in the afternoon and evening, with temperatures expected to warm up to the high 70s.

Thursday is forecast to be partly sunny.

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