Showers are possible overnight into Wednesday, and become more likely Thursday and Friday, ahead of a sunny weekend, forecasters said.
"Much of any precipitation will hold off until tonight," the National Weather Service said, but there is a "slight chance for light showers" late Tuesday afternoon on Long Island as moisture moves in from the south."
Any downpours may continue into Wednesday and on into Thursday, when a cold front should reach the tristate area, boosting the odds of rain to 50%. As it travels through the region, those odds climb to 60% on Friday, according to the weather service.
Then, sunny skies and dry weather will dominate through the weekend and on Monday, the weather service said.
There is also a high risk of dangerous rip currents on the South Shore beaches, including Robert Moses State Park and Gilgo State Park, for Wednesday and Thursday, the weather service said.
With Joan Gralla