The skies over Long Island are expected to clear Sunday and stay that way on Monday, Independence Day.

The National Weather Service on Saturday evening said that Saturday night into Sunday morning there would be a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2 a.m. and then a slight chance of showers.

Sunday is expected to start off mostly cloudy but gradually become sunny with a high temperature near 82 degrees. In the morning a light, variable wind should start blowing out of the north at around 6 mph.

Sunday night the sky should be mostly clear, with a low temperature of around 65 degrees.

Monday, Independence Day, will be sunny with a high temperature of around 81 degrees, according to the weather service.

Rain could return Tuesday as the forecast includes a 50% chance of precipitation from showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each carry a 40% or less chance showers, but otherwise will be sunny, the weather service said.

High temperatures Tuesday through Friday are expected to be about 78 to 81 degrees.

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