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Long Island weather: Mostly sunny Wednesday, then possible showers

Wednesday’s turning out to be mostly sunny, forecasters say, to be followed by several days with chances of showers, plus a stretch Friday night into Saturday that could bring moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms, too.

Hence, better, “enjoy the sunshine today, because the rest of the week looks cloudy and unsettled,” the National Weather Service said in a Wednesday morning tweet.

For Wednesday, clouds are giving way to sunshine, as highs of around 60 degrees are expected, said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Rich Hoffman.

At Long Island MacArthur Airport around 10 a.m. skies were fair with a temperature of 55 degrees. Normals for the day at the Ronkonkoma airport are 58 for the high and 41, the low.

Thursday brings chances of light rain or drizzle, as temperatures head up to the high 50s, the weather service said.

Friday, which is Good Friday and the first day of Passover, is looking to be breezy and showery, as the day warms up to the mid-60s. That’s as rain becomes likely overnight into Saturday, with a slight chance for thunderstorms.

The system will be packing plenty of moisture, Hoffman said, which could mean some torrential downpours.

Indeed, “there is a low chance for flooding rains Friday night into Saturday due to a slow moving frontal system,” the weather service said in a hazardous outlook statement. Also, chances are increasing for “minor to locally moderate coastal flooding with Thursday and Friday night high tides.”

Temperatures Saturday and on Easter are expected to reach the low 60s.

The weather service was indicating chances of showers for Sunday, with Hoffman expecting spotty showers, but “most of the time, Easter will be dry.”

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