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Long Island weather: Sunny Wednesday could give way to evening storms

Wednesday's weather is expected to be mostly a mirror image of Tuesday — sunny and pleasantly warm. But come Wednesday evening, it could be a different story.

There is a good chance for thunderstorms to move through the area and the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas near Long Island — but not Long Island itself.

"Scattered thunderstorms and heavy downpours are possible as a cold front passes through the region late Wednesday into early Thursday," a weather service briefing said Tuesday night, adding that there is "a marginal to slight risk" of flash floods for northeast New Jersey, southwest Connecticut and New York City.

The region, which is just recovering from the mammoth rains of once-Hurricane Ida's remnants, may be affected later in the week by Hurricane Larry. The enormous storm was headed northwest toward Canada but Long Island's coasts could be affected by rip currents and high surf, the weather service said.

"Significant swells should reach the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada by midweek and continue affecting these shores through the end of the week. These swells will likely cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions," the National Hurricane Center said.

Then as high pressure builds in, the Friday to Monday stretch looks mainly clear.

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