Long Islanders may be facing three midweek days of off-and-on showers, but can be consoled by prospects of mostly sunny and clear days starting Friday and lasting through the weekend.

Thanks to a weather system expected to "stall" over the Island, look for showers -- but no big storms -- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, said Norm Dvoskin, News 12 Long Island meteorologist.

Rain is likely to begin early afternoon Tuesday, he said, followed by continued unsettled weather through Thursday.

Tuesday's chance of precipitation during the day is 40 percent, up to 60 percent at night, according to the National Weather Service in Upton. Make that a 70 percent chance of rain Wednesday and 50 percent chance Thursday, according to the weather service's forecast.

Rainfall Tuesday night is expected to be from one-quarter to one-half of an inch, with a heavier three-quarters to one inch forecast for Wednesday, the weather service said.

Still, said Dvoskin, look for clearing on Friday, and "the weekend looks good."