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Long Island weather: Light rain into the night

A car navigates a large puddle on Thursday,

A car navigates a large puddle on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, on Hawkins Avenue in Ronkonkoma. Steady rain will linger through early Friday. Credit: James Carbone

Light rain will linger into Thursday night and perhaps early Friday, with some areas of Long Island getting as much as an inch, forecasters said.

Meteorologist Nelson Vaz of the service’s Upton office said rain was “moderate to heavy” through Thursday afternoon. But the showers tapered off to a light rain by sundown.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman said rainfall totals in some areas could be from one-half to 1 inch over the 24-hour period. He said the trend of unseasonably warm weather will continue into next week, with a brief break over the weekend, when daytime temperatures will be in the low to mid-40s.

Daily highs remain unseasonably warm.

Thursday’s high was 57 degrees and lows were expected to be in the mid- to upper 40s across the Island.

The weather was causing delays on some arrivals at Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, the Federal Aviation Administration reported on its website Thursday afternoon.

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