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Sun comes out for Father's Day after rainy start

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 21,

This NOAA satellite image taken Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 12:45 AM EDT shows the remnants of tropical storm Bill over the Northern Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. Credit: AP / uncredited

The sun finally made an appearance for Father's Day on Sunday afternoon, after a gray, wet start thanks to Tropical Depression Bill.

"The remnants of Bill have brought all the rain and yuckiness," Jay Engle, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Upton, said of the system that brought flooding to such areas as Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Missouri on its way East.

"By noon everyone should see sun with the exception of Montauk," said News 12 Long Island meteorologist Samantha Augeri.

But despite the clearing in the afternoon, rain could still return, forecasters said.

Engle said there will be a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms before 8 p.m. Highs will be in the mid to upper 70s and lows in the upper 60s.

The slick conditions Saturday night resulted in an accident involving a Huntington Station woman and her 16-month-old child, police said. The Jeep her husband was driving swerved into a utility police while he was traveling northbound on Oakwood Road at 11:35 p.m.

Police said he was trying to avoid another vehicle in front of him making a left onto Crombie Street. The mother and child were treated and released from a hospital.

Oakwood Road between West Pulaski Road and Crombie Street remained closed as of 2 p.m. Sunday while authorities waited for the utility pole that was knocked down to be removed.

At least a chance of showers will remain in the picture for much of the week.

No rain is in the forecast Monday when the sun returns for part of the day, with highs in the low to mid 80s and lows around 60.

But on Tuesday there's a 50 percent chance rain will return by afternoon; highs will be in the low to mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s, the weather service said.

Another break from the rain is expected Wednesday, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.

Thursday will be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s, but the chance of showers comes back throughout the day and lows will be in the mid 60s.

Friday may bring a wet start to the weekend, with a 30 percent chance of showers and highs in the mid 70s.


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