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Wednesday dawns misty, with patchy fog, on Long Island

Unseasonably warm temperatures persist Wednesday for Long Island, with patchy fog developing in some areas during the morning commute, the National Weather Service said.

Weak low pressure lifting to the north Wednesday helps create a flow of warm, southerly air, pushing temperatures into the low 50s across Nassau and Suffolk counties, according to the service's Upton office.

The service called for a "moist atmosphere," with the chance of daytime rain Wednesday between 60 and 70 percent for most of Long Island.

Overcast skies, light rain and fog, at times, are expected.

Conditions could continue to generate some daytime fog, likely before noon, and then again at night, before 9 p.m., the service said.

New rainfall amounts are likely to be between one-tenth and one-quarter inch.

The chance of rain Wednesday night drops to 20 percent, the service said.

Skies start to clear late Wednesday, and by Thursday sunny skies move in with daytime temperatures in the mid 40s.

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