Sunshine finally arrived on Long Island Wednesday, after five days of rain, fog and wind from the remnants of what was once Tropical Storm Ophelia.
Aside from some minor coastal flooding expected in the evening high tide, Wednesday is a bright autumn day, with a high is about 66 and some winds out of the northeast gusting to about 20 mph.
Wednesday night will be cool, in the 50s, with partly cloudy skies.
Enjoy the sun while you can because more rain is predicted for the region Thursday and Friday.
Thursday morning there is a 20% chance of rain but that increases in the afternoon to 60%, with a high of 67.
Showers are also likely Friday with the potential for thunderstorms after 3 p.m. with highs near 67, forecasters said, and a 40% chance of rain at night. The weather service offered cautious optimism for the weekend, expecting mostly dry conditions for Saturday afternoon and Sunday, when sunshine should return.
A coastal flood advisory remains in effect from 6 p.m. to until 9 p.m. Wednesday night for southern Nassau and from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Suffolk's South Shore. The weather service warns that 1 to 2 feet of inundation above ground level is expected in vulnerable areas near the waterfront and shoreline.