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Long Island weather: Tuesday temps near 60, with rain in forecast

A couple walks on the platform at the

A couple walks on the platform at the Ronkonkoma train station as rain falls Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. Credit: James Carbone

Long Island is in store for another unseasonably warm December day as a low-pressure system passes to the north. And along with Tuesday’s temperatures approaching 60 degrees, there will be rain across Nassau and Suffolk counties, the National Weather Service said.

Up to one-half inch is possible, the service’s Upton office said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman called for scattered showers “with most of the action between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.”

There is a chance of a daily record high temperature; the high mark is 61 degrees in 2013.

“The warmth continues with chance for record highs on four days this week,” Hoffman said, “most likely Thursday and Friday.”

Hoffman said a storm front pushing north could bring some rain early on Christmas morning. The more north the system pushes, the better chance for rain, he said. “I hope it stays to the south.”

Tuesday’s cloudy conditions during the day come with winds from the south-southwest at 5 to 15 mph. The clouds continue during the nighttime hours, and conditions could include spotty drizzle and fog, Hoffman said. Winds subside and shift to the west-northwest at about 10 mph.

Rain remains for Wednesday, mainly in the midafternoon hours. Some fog could develop, and daily highs in the low 60s are expected.

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