A man uses an umbrella to shield himself from a...

A man uses an umbrella to shield himself from a downpour while crossing Main Street in Huntington Tuesday. Credit: Barry Sloan

Heavy rain continues to fall on Long Island Tuesday evening, with the rain expected to continue overnight and into Wednesday.

"The heaviest rainfall axis is transitioning to just south of LI/NYC," the National Weather Service said Tuesday afternoon. A flood watch the weather service issued for the region expired at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

The front holding all the moisture will "continue to dissipate through early evening with a more stable Canadian Maritime airmass collapsing to the coast.

"Shower activity will become more spotty from N to S as surface high pressure builds down the New england coast this evening into tonight, " the weather service said.

On Wednesday, there’s a 40% chance of rain showers, with a high of 74 degrees and a low around 62 predicted. And even Thursday there is a 20% chance of rain in the morning before the sun struggles to come out in the afternoon with a high of 76, forecasters said.

Friday will also be sunny, with a high near 80 degrees and a low near 64.

The weekend will bring mostly sunny skies on Saturday, a high near 82 degrees and a low near 66, and a mostly sunny Sunday, a high near 82 and a low near 67.

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