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Long Island weather: Rain Saturday, but sunny Sunday

The area can expect wet conditions Saturday with

The area can expect wet conditions Saturday with steady rain with some minor coastal flooding, the National Weather Service says. Credit: National Weather Service

Long Islanders can expect wet and generally miserable conditions Saturday, according to forecasters. 

Long Island with get rain Saturday, mainly after 2 p.m., and the rain could be heavy at times, the National Weather Service said late Friday.

The high temperature Saturday should be near 48 and there should be an east wind of 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

The chance of precipitation is 100% with precipitation amounts of between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

The weather service predicts more rain Saturday night, mainly before 10 p.m., and the rain could be heavy at times, with a low temperature of around 37 degrees. The chance of precipitation is 80%. 

Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 43, the weather service said. 

However, for Saturday, the service issued a coastal flood watch for the South Shore in Nassau County, warning that flooding of low-lying areas is possible Saturday and in some cases even likely.

"Widespread flooding of vulnerable areas is possible near the waterfront and shoreline, including roads, parking lots, parks, lawns, and homes and businesses with basements near the waterfront," the weather service said in the flood watch statement issued Friday.

A coastal flood statement has also been posted for both the North Shore and South Shore in Nassau and Suffolk Saturday morning through the afternoon.

There also is a small craft advisory in effect Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., covering all Long Island waters, including the Long Island Sound and all bays and inlets from Jones Inlet to Shinnecock Bay, the weather service said.

An advisory from Moriches Inlet to Montauk Point will remain in effect from 1 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday.

The weather service said Monday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

With Antonio Planas

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