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Long Island weather: Chance of a rainy weekend

A shopper dashes to her car at the

A shopper dashes to her car at the Massapequa Stop & Shop on Friday. Credit: Barry Sloan

Rainy day lovers, rejoice.

The weekend brings a 30 percent chance of rain and possibly thunderstorms, while showers are more likely on Monday before clouds and the chance of precipitation slip away Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

“We’re going to stay unsettled for the first half of the week,” said meteorologist Jay Engle in the service’s Upton office.

Heavy rain had moved through parts of Long Island on Friday morning, meteorologists said, a low chance of showers was projected for Friday night. A dense fog advisory was issued for Long Island’s southern shores, expiring at 6 a.m. Saturday.

A cold front moves in Saturday and stalls south of the tristate area, turning the temperatures from a high of about 80 Saturday to about 64 Sunday, meteorologists said.

The first half of Sunday will be sunny, but the night brings a 30 percent chance of showers again, according to the forecast.

Monday will see a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain, the service said.

“We will have some wet weather through early next week, but we will have some breaks of sunshine this afternoon,” News 12 meteorologist Rich Hoffman said.

Then for the rest of the week, the service said, it’s partly sunny skies.

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