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Long Island weather: Chance of showers tonight into morning

After a chance of light rain in the

After a chance of light rain in the morning, the day will otherwise be dry and cloudy with lows expected to reach the upper 30s to 40 degrees. Credit: Newsday

Thursday’s temperatures in the 40s are set to continue overnight, with a chance of showers later tonight and into Friday morning, forecasters say.

Some patchy fog is also on the nighttime menu, along with the possibility of a rumble of thunder overnight, the National Weather Service said.

“Look for warm weather coming on Friday,” before a cool-down, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

That’s as temperatures are forecast to rise well above normal Friday to the mid-50s — that’s before the onset of gusty winds overnight into Saturday and a dip back to more February-like temperatures, the weather service said.

That means the low 20s for early morning Saturday and daytime highs in the mid-30s, along with sunny skies. Morning wind chills will be in the upper single digits and lower teens, the weather service said in its 4 p.m. regional weather summary Thursday.

As for precipitation, there’s a slight chance for a bit of snow Sunday night. Rich Von Ohlen, News 12 meteorologist, says he sees potential for maybe a coating or an inch.

That’s as forecasters are also watching how things shape up for Tuesday into Wednesday, as to varying chances of snow, rain and rain/snow mix.


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