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Dense fog advisory in effect for Long Island

Pedestrians dodge puddles on Station Plaza North as

Pedestrians dodge puddles on Station Plaza North as rain moves through the area on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Mineola. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A dense fog advisory is in effect for Long Island Friday afternoon until Saturday morning.

"Dense fog over the Atlantic will move inland late this afternoon through the evening," the National Weather Service said in a statement. "The fog will start to dissipate after midnight as the wind increases."

The advisory, in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday, "means visibilities will frequently be reduced to one quarter mile or less," the weather service said.

After a stretch of scattered rain showers Friday into early Saturday morning, Long Island should have a dry, sunny weekend, including Easter Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

The service's Upton office called for showers and cloudy skies on Good Friday and the start of Passover, which begins at sundown.

Daily highs could be near 60, with rain Friday of up to one-quarter inch across parts of Nassau and Suffolk counties, plus up to another three-quarters of an inch overnight into Saturday morning.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said a storm will pass Long Island overnight "and we will see showers and storms with some heavy downpours."

The chance of rain Friday through Saturday ranges from 70 to 90 percent.

Hoffman also said southwest winds Friday will be "breezy," from 10 to 20 mph.

Clouds Friday night and into Saturday morning deliver rain, then give way to sun and clouds Saturday. The rain should dissipate by 7 a.m. Saturday, forecasters said.

Northwest winds blow from 20 to 25 mph, with gusts to 35 mph, Hoffman said.

Overnight lows Saturday are in the low 30s, but Easter Sunday likely rolls in with morning sunshine, gradually generating highs in the mid 50s, he said.

It's expected to be a bit breezy Sunday, with west wind from 16 to 18 mph.

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