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Long Island weather: Sunshine all week after a cloud, moist Monday

Marisa Reisinger of Queens goes for a run

Marisa Reisinger of Queens goes for a run at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park on Monday. Credit: Newsday / Raychel Brightman

Grey skies and occasional light rain will be around Monday afternoon and evening before conditions clear on Long Island, making way for a steady stream of sunny days, forecasters said.

The "scattered sprinkles" will last until about 9 p.m. Monday, giving way overnight to a mostly sunny Tuesday. That sunshine will last through the week, with temperatures in the mid-60s during the day and the mid to high 40s at night, according to the National Weather Service.

Off shore, there's also small craft advisory in effect for all South Shore ocean waters from New York Harbor to Fire Island Inlet until 6 p.m. and until 10 a.m. Tuesday for all ocean waters from Fire Island Inet to Montauk Point.

A gale warning is in effect for waters further offshore, along the continental shelf, from Sandy Hook to Montauk Point.

This week is Hurricane Preparedness Week, with the weather service reminding homeowners to check insurance and determine their risks, among other things, in advance of the coming hurricane season — which runs June 1 through Nov. 30.

On average there are 12 tropical storms each season, with six of those developing into hurricanes and two becoming major hurricanes, all forming over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.

The last major storm to hit Long Island was Tropical Storm Isaias, which last August felled trees, damaged homes and left more than 368,000 without power in Nassau and Suffolk.

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