Showers likely, thunderstorms possible this afternoon on Long Island with...

Showers likely, thunderstorms possible this afternoon on Long Island with high near 77, forecasters said. Credit: News 12 Long Island

Fathers are in for a soggy celebration on Sunday, with showers likely and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Sunday is the kickoff of a rainy five-day span — it will be warm, with a high near 72, with precipitation expected to continue into the night.

There is a high rip current risk for waters off the South Shore through the night, the weather service said.

Long Islanders may get a small rain reprieve during the day Monday, but precipitation is expected to begin again at night. The high will be near 76. 

Thunderstorms are possible Tuesday as showers continue, with a high near 74.

There is a chance of showers continuing Wednesday and Thursday, with highs at 72 and 75 for those days.

Brian Ciemnecki, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, said while rain is expected for five days, it will be intermittent.

“It’s not going to be wet the whole time, it’s going to be one of these things where we’ll have periods of showers,” he said. “It’ll probably be cloudy most of the time but we’re not going to see the rain every minute for the next five days.”

The sun is expected to return and the rain expected to cease on Friday, when it will be a high near 76. Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high around the same temperature.

With Rachelle Blidner

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