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Forecast: Cold front brings chilly, damp conditions this week

Pedestrians walk through the rain on Station Plaza

Pedestrians walk through the rain on Station Plaza North on April 7, 2015 in Mineola. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Long Island was seeing light rain showers with precipitation lulls Tuesday, with just around one tenth of an inch of rain falling as of midafternoon, forecasters said.

The temperature at Long Island MacArthur Airport as of around 3 p.m. was 50 degrees, slipping to 49 an hour later.

Apart from dropping temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday, this is the kind of day to expect the rest of the week, said Faye Barthold, National Weather Service meteorologist based in Upton: batches of light rain that will tally up to around eight-tenths of an inch by Thursday morning.

Highs Wednesday and Thursday are expected in the mid-40s, around 10 to 15 degrees below normal, she said.

A cold front pushing to the south of Nassau and Suffolk counties will be lingering for several days, according to the service's Upton office, helping to bring in a soggy period that lasts into the weekend.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said showers will be "on and off" for most of Tuesday, with winds from the southwest shifting to the east-northeast, from 5 to 15 mph.

The chance of rain continues into Saturday morning, with daily high temperatures Friday in the upper 50s and low 60s, and climbing to the high 50s on Saturday, according to the News 12 Long Island weather page. .

Clearing is expected by Saturday, with Sunday turning out nice -- sunny with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s -- Hoffman said.

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