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Long Island weather: Wet weekend with high temperatures in low 50s

The National Weather Service says Friday showers should

The National Weather Service says Friday showers should clear away by midmorning and temperatures should rise to the low 60s, about 10 degrees higher than usual. News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman has the forecast. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Rain is forecast for Saturday, mainly after 4 p.m., with the sun not expected to grace Long Island until Monday.

The National Weather Service said the high Saturday will be near 52, with an east wind of 3 to 8 mph. The chance of precipitation is 60%

Saturday night should see rain before 3 a.m., then occasional drizzles or light rain and patchy fog. The chance of precipitation is 100%. The low temperature is expected to be around 44 degrees.

"By late Saturday morning rain chances increase as an approaching warm front approaches southern New York and Connecticut. Wide spread showers could last all day becoming lighter and more scattered in the evening," the weather service said in its regional summary Friday afternoon.

There will be occasional drizzle or light rain on Sunday on Long Island, mainly before 3 p.m., with a high near 53 degrees, the weather service said. The chance of precipitation is 80%.

Finally for Monday, the weather service is predicting mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 58 degrees.

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