Forecast: possibility of thunderstorms, even a tornado on Long Island

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There’s a slight chance of showers Sunday on Long Island with highs in the mid-70s and thunderstorms becoming more likely in the evening, according to the National Weather Service.

The new rainfall totals could be up to a quarter inch, the weather service said. Hazardous weather forecasts are forecast through Sunday evening.

“There is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and this evening,” the weather service said on its website on Sunday. “The main threat is damaging wind gusts, but large hail and a brief isolated tornado cannot be entirely ruled out.”

The rain persists until Monday when sunny skies return with a 20% chance of showers after 2 p.m. and a high near 75 degrees. Monday night will be mostly clear with temperatures dipping to around 58 and southwesterly winds between 8 and 10 mph.

Temperatures drop slightly on Tuesday with more sunshine and highs in the 70s and evening lows of 54.

The sun persists for the rest of the week with Wednesday’s high of around 71 and evening temperatures in the low 50s.

Thursday’s high is expected to reach around 67 with mostly sunny skies, the weather service said. Thursday night will be partly cloudy with a low near 50.

Mostly sunny conditions continue Friday with a high in the mid-60s, dipping overnight to 52 with partly cloudy skies.

Saturday will be partly sunny with a high near 69, according to the weather service.

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