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Long Island weather: Slight chance of rain Sunday, highs in the 80s

Bellerose resident John Matula gets his daughter Kylie,

Bellerose resident John Matula gets his daughter Kylie, 8 months, used to the water while his son Joseph sticks his tongue into a spray of water at the sprinkler pool at Eisenhower Memorial Park in East Meadow on Saturday. Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Isolated showers, heavy at times, broke out across central Long Island shortly after noon Saturday, but the sun returned — and another sultry summer day was on tap for Sunday.

We should see a slight chance of rain Sunday, the National Weather Service said, with temperatures expected to reach the low to mid-80s after cool morning temperatures. 

"There is a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop … mainly north and west of New York City as a series of weak disturbances move through," the weather service said.

Otherwise, forecasters said, high pressure will remain in control with generally dry weather.

After the recent stretch of sunny skies, the workweek could bring  clouds and some rain, as the weather service  said "a southerly flow" will bring in a "warmer air mass."

Monday could start with patchy fog, but the mostly sunny skies will push the thermometer up to 90 degrees. The chance of showers after 1 p.m. is 20 percent.

Tuesday, the high should hit 88 degrees, with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midday.

Wednesday and Thursday look much the same, the weather service said, with the highs hovering in the low 80s.

However, mostly sunny skies are expected for Friday, with a high of 79 degrees.


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