Wednesday's sunny skies meant fall sunbathing in Centre Island, but...

Wednesday's sunny skies meant fall sunbathing in Centre Island, but thunderstorms and showers are in the Thursday forecast.

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Long Island is likely in for a soaking Thursday as a cold front is forecast to bring showers and thunderstorms through the evening.

Showers could begin on Long Island about 9 a.m. Thursday and last through the day, with thunderstorms possible before 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The heaviest rain could be on the East End, with more than an inch possible in Westhampton and Montauk, according to the forecast. 

Minor flooding — with flash flooding in some areas — is possible, the weather service said.

The rain could be accompanied by wind with gusts reaching 34 mph. The storm will clear out by Friday morning, according to the weather service. Temperatures are forecast in the mid-60s with an evening low about 57 degrees.

The rain Thursday night could also threaten the Yankees playoff game against the Cleveland Guardians. Baseball officials will evaluate Thursday’s forecast before the scheduled 7:37 p.m. first pitch for Game 2.

Clear skies emerging Friday usher in a sunny weekend. Sun and cool temperatures are forecast for Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 60s, dipping to the low 50s by the evening.

Showers could return Sunday night with highs in the 50s and temperatures dipping down to 40 by evening, according to the weather service.