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Long Island weather: Showery weather pattern takes hold

The rest of the week will bring more clouds and rain, forecasters said.

May launches Wednesday on an unsettled weather note, picking up the mantle from April, which has seen a trace or more of rain 19 days in a row at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Wednesday was expected to bring mostly cloudy skies in the morning, with potential for “sprinkles or stray showers” in the afternoon, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, early Tuesday afternoon.

The month also comes in on the cooler side, as temperatures are expected to rise only to the low to mid-50s. Normal for the day is 63 for the high and 45, the low, at Long Island MacArthur Airport.

Indeed, unsettled weather continues into the weekend, the National Weather Service’s Upton office said in a Tuesday morning tweet.

The bright spot is that despite those chances of precipitation, “do not expect a total wash out each day,” the weather service said. 

The rest of the week, with varying chances of showers, was looking at highs in the upper 50s to low to mid-60s.

With April taking its bow, precipitation for the month through day-end Monday was 1.53 inches above normal and 2.9 degrees above normal for temperature.

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