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Long Island weather: Beautiful Veterans Day is followed by rain

A bicyclist rides through the autumn colors at

A bicyclist rides through the autumn colors at Eisenhower Memorial Park in East Meadow Wednesday. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Another beautiful sunny day with a high temperature of about 60 degrees is predicted for Thursday, Veterans Day, but the Long Island forecast goes downhill from there, the National Weather Service said.

Late Thursday and overnight, rain arrives and stays around all day Friday and possibly even Friday night, the weather service said.

It will still be warm, however, with a high of 60 Thursday overnight and rising to 65 degrees Friday.

That continues the trend of unseasonable warmth this week, with Tuesday hitting a high of 70 degrees — well above the normal high of 56 degrees, the weather service said.

Some gusty winds of up to 15 mph will accompany the showers Thursday night, increasing to about 20 mph Friday.

The rain is the result of a storm system that drenched the Pacific Northwest earlier this week and is sweeping toward the New York metro area.

In all, less than an inch of rain should fall Thursday into Friday.

On Saturday, after a sunny morning, a few afternoon showers will be possible with a high of 59 degrees. Then Sunday, sunny skies prevail but so does cooler weather, with a high of just over 50 degrees predicted.

With Joan Gralla

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