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Thunderstorm warning canceled with dry, warmer LI week ahead

A large tree, toppled by the wind, fell

A large tree, toppled by the wind, fell across the road at Joyce Drive in Hauppauge early Sunday, May 14, 2017. No injuries were reported. Credit: Stringer News Service

The National Weather Service canceled a thunderstorm warning late Sunday afternoon, and drier weather and above-normal temperatures are expected this week, forecasters said.

The weekend’s coastal storm that drenched Long Island on Saturday ended Sunday morning, but heavy downpours created problems for motorists and homeowners in flood-prone areas and high winds caused some trees to fall.

The severe thunderstorm warning for Nassau County was issued late Sunday afternoon and was canceled without causing any flooding.

A “spread of showers” was expected to continue in Nassau until later in the evening, said Carlie Buccola, a weather service meteorologist.

“You can still have some showers moving through, but it doesn’t look like it’ll be like what’s already been through,” Buccola said.

Sunday night will be breezy again, with a northwesterly wind blowing at upward of 15 to 35 mph and a low predicted of 49.

A turnaround in the weather starts on Monday, when it will still be breezy, but the rain should be gone and highs will inch up a bit to 65 and the lows will be near 52.

Things start to really brighten up on Tuesday, when the skies will be mostly sunny and highs will be near 72, with lows warming up to near 55.

A mix of sun and clouds arrives for Wednesday when the highs climb to 78 and the lows to near 59.

Thursday is another mix of sun and clouds and brings another chance of showers, but it gets even warmer, with highs near 79 and lows around 60.

The temperature begins to cool down slightly to open the weekend on Friday but the skies will be mostly sunny and the highs will still be a very pleasant 75, with lows near 56.

With Rachelle Blidner

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