Heavy rain will continue to fall on Long Island Saturday night into Sunday as storms capable of producing thunderstorms roll across the area, meteorologists said.

In a statement posted on its website, the National Weather Service said LI may get drenched with 2 to 3 inches of rain, which could result in minor urban flooding or poor drainage in low lying areas.

“There is a small chance that there could be more significant and/or widespread flooding,” the statement said.

Forecasters said there is a 90-percent chance of rain Sunday with more thunderstorms possible before 10 a.m. Scattered rain and a patchy fog will follow, the latter developing before noon. The storm could bring up to three quarters of an inch of rain, forecasters said.

The dreary forecast continues into the work week with the weather service predicting a 60-percent chance of rain on Monday.

If the forecast continues as predicted, LI won’t see the sun until Tuesday.

But hey, at least it’s not snowing.


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Rashed Mian has been covering local news for the Long Island Press since 2011. He graduated from Hofstra University in 2010 where he studied print journalism. Rashed, the staff's multimedia reporter, covers daily news for the web, shoots/edits feature videos and writes about civil liberties. He loves Afghan food and sports. Rashed is also a caffeine freak. Email: [email protected] Twitter: rashedmian