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Long Island weather: Tuesday brings low 60s, rain on horizon

The Elmont school district brought students out to

The Elmont school district brought students out to Northport on Tuesday. Credit: Raychel Brightman

Long Island got another mild day Tuesday with highs in the 60s but expect rain to enter the picture later at night, forecasters say.

Rain, heavy at times, is forecast to get going around midnight, starting first in western Nassau, and lasting through Wednesday afternoon, though this “slow-moving system” means rainy conditions could linger right into the evening, said Adrienne Leptich, National Weather Service meteorologist in Upton.

Some patchy fog and a possible thunderstorm could also be part of the package, the weather service said.

Long Island could see from three quarters of an inch of rain, up to an inch and a half, with lesser amounts for the East End, and higher toward northern Nassau County, the weather service said. That’s as temperatures in the mid 50s are expected.

The day will be breezy, too, said Rich Hoffman, News 12 Long Island meteorologist, early Tuesday morning, with winds from the south-southeast, gusting to 30 mph.

Thursday, then, brings dry, partly sunny skies and temperatures peaking mostly in the low 60s.

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