Cars splash through puddles on Park Avenue and East Main...

Cars splash through puddles on Park Avenue and East Main Street in Huntington on Sunday. Credit: Rick Kopstein

Rain is expected to continue Monday on Long Island as remnants of a weakening Ophelia continue to hit the area, forecasters said.

Gusts on Monday afternoon and evening are also expected to be in the 20 to 30 mph range, the National Weather Service said. Tuesday should be dry, though there is a slight chance of rain. 

"Wednesday should be dry through and through. And Tuesday and Thursday for the most part should be dry, but ... there is some slight chances happening there," John Cristantello, lead meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said Sunday afternoon.

Although Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina on Saturday, its vestiges have lashed Long Island with rain, strong wind gusts and rip currents, the National Weather Service said. 

Forecasters said Sunday afternoon that some areas were approaching minor coastal flooding. 

On Sunday, the Town of Riverhead issued a weather and travel advisory, saying minor to moderate coastal flooding was expected.

Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said Sunday that the town had some overflow, but drains were clear and it seemed "like everything's running very well."

Daniel Losquadro, superintendent of highways for the Town of Brookhaven, said Sunday evening that they have not received any flooding complaints, though they had 17 trees down thus far. 

The Town of Islip and the City of Long Beach said they had no flooding. Town of North Hempstead spokesman Gordon Tepper said Sunday that the town had no significant flooding, noting, "We had a slow steady rain over the course of a few days here, but it was never overwhelming to the system so our storm drains held and thankfully no flooding." 

Southold Supervisor Scott Russell said it appeared there was flooding in traditional locations, including low-lying areas and places closer to the shore. He said to his knowledge there was no significant damage to structures or no loss of electricity. 

Ryan Murphy, town emergency manager for Southampton, said there was some minor flooding but that it didn't result in any problems or issues that have been reported to the town. Still, he said that the town was monitoring Sunday night's high tide. 

"But there's not an expectation that it's going to be severe in ... a way that's going to have any, you know, negative impacts to health and safety for people," he said. 

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