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Mother's Day forecast for Long Island: Mostly sunny, temps in 70s

A vehicle splashes through a large puddle on

A vehicle splashes through a large puddle on Horseblock Road Tuesday morning in Medford, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

If you are planning a Mother's Day brunch outside it looks like you are in luck.

Mostly sunny skies are expected Sunday on Long Island, with highs in the upper 70s.

This after two clusters of showers and thunderstorms moved through Saturday afternoon.

About half inch to an inch of rain fell -- with possibly locally higher amounts -- courtesy of both clusters of storms, with northern and central Nassau seeing the most rain, National Weather Service meteorologist David Stark said.

Long Island still could see some light rain, with the possibility of a heavy shower, into Saturday night, he said.

Both clusters weakened as they made the way across Long Island, Stark said.

Still, the weather caused delays at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports into the evening, according to the Federal Aviation Administration website.

LaGuardia experienced departure delays on average of just over an hour and arrival delays of under a half-hour.

Kennedy experienced departure delays on average of just over a half-hour and arrival delays of 15 minutes or less.

Delays at both airports were down to under 15 minutes after nightfall.

While the chance of showers and thunderstorms remains into Saturday night, "we are looking at improvement toward midnight," Stark said, adding that Sunday is shaping up to be "a nice day."

Temperatures across Long Island were at about 75 degrees Saturday afternoon, after a foggy start to the day. The thermometer is expected to hit above 70 again Sunday, forecasters said.

With Rosemary Olander

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