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Long Island weather: More rain on the way Friday night into Saturday

Here comes the rain again, but this batch looks like just another inch or two at most for Long Island overnight Friday and all day Saturday, forecasters said.

Conditions will be nowhere near those brought by the nor-easter that hung around the region for three days this week, leaving record rainfall in its wake and strong winds.

More than six inches fell in some places and wind gusts spiked to the 50s, 60s and even one more than 70 mph in Stony Brook.

In contrast, Friday night, any rain or accompanying thunderstorms won't have wind gusts exceeding 35 mph, and that's on the East End. Lower gusts of at most 25 mph to 30 mph are predicted for much of the rest of the Island Friday night.

Saturday will have lower winds but will probably be a washout: the chances of showers are 80% during the day and 30% that night, the weather service said.

Up to three-quarters of an inch pf rain are forecast for Friday night and then a similar amount Saturday.

Happily, for the Halloween crowd, Sunday should see at least partly sunny skies, forecasters said, and likely clear for trick-or-treating, forecasters said.

A coastal flood advisory expired for Long Island at 4 p.m. Thursday.

With Joan Gralla

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