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Skies clearing by later Friday, but heavy rainfall in weekend forecast for Long Island

Long Island weather forecast for Friday, June 19,

Long Island weather forecast for Friday, June 19, 2015. Photo Credit: Newsday/NWS

Showers, maybe even thunderstorms, are possible across Long Island through early afternoon, forecasters at the National Weather Service said Friday.

But skies are expected to clear later in the day, the weather service said.

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Richard Hoffman said a high temperature of 82 degrees is predicted for Friday -- and that we can expect mostly cloudy skies with breaks of sunshine Saturday, before rain threatens to wash out the remainder of the Father's Day weekend.

Any thunderstorms would be the residual effects of tropical depression Bill, which hammered the southwest earlier this week. Heavy rainfall could lead to flooding overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook.

Temperatures Saturday and Sunday, Father's Day, are forecast in the high 70s, the weather service said.

Hoffman said the good news is that summer officially begins with the summer solstice Sunday at 12:38 p.m. So, though cloudy skies are likely and thunderstorms possible, the promise of fine summer weather is in the not-far-off offing.

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