Mostly cloudy Thursday on Long Island, rain likely

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Patches of fog and a light mist greeted morning commuters Thursday and more precipitation is on the way, the National Weather Service said.

A mostly cloudy Thursday means a chance of a drizzle after 3 p.m., followed by drizzle and light rain after midnight, the Upton-based service said.

Chance of rain is 60 percent, with new precipitation amounts between a tenth and one-quarter of an inch.

Heavy rain and wind gusts up to 39 mph are likely for Friday, the service said. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent, with amounts between three-quarters of an inch and 1 inch possible.

By Friday night, the rain turns light and gives way to patchy fog about 10 p.m. Winds also subside after 10 p.m.

The good news is that the storm front will pass in time for a sunny weekend, with temperatures for Saturday and Sunday predicted to be in the mid to high 50s. Nightly lows for both days should be in the 40s, the service said.

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