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Forecast: Monday only day this week without chance of rain

Keep that umbrella handy this week.

Monday is the only day without a chance of rain all week on Long Island, according to the National Weather Service in Upton.

The skies will be mostly cloudy this week with on-and-off showers starting Tuesday, weather service meteorologist Carlie Buccola said.

Light rain began Sunday, with the chance of precipitation expected to decrease overnight as temperatures drop to the upper 40s.

“You might see the sun poke out” on Monday, although it is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 60s and a low around 60, Buccola said.

The chance of rain will hit at least 30 percent each day starting Tuesday, when an “unsettled weather pattern” kicks in, Buccola said.

“It doesn’t mean it’s going to be raining the entire time,” she said.

Mostly cloudy skies with a few showers possible are ahead for Tuesday, though the mercury climbs significantly to bring highs near 80. Overnight, the temperature drops to the low 60s.

Look for Wednesday to be cloudy and muggy, with periods of rain throughout the day and highs in the low 70s. Showers are possible at night when lows will be in the low 60s. A chance for a few light showers comes on a mostly cloudy Thursday along with highs near 70. Rain develops late Thursday night. Lows are predicted in the upper 50s.

Lots of clouds with periods of steady rain kick off the weekend on Friday when highs will be in the low 60s. The clouds will hang around for Friday night though the rain tapers off to showers and the lows will be in the low 50s.

So far, less rain has fallen than is typical for this time of year because, while “we’ve had a bunch of days with rain,” the precipitation has not been heavy, Buccola said.

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