Heavy rain drenched Long Island overnight, resulting in a sloppy morning commute and scattered power outages throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.
The Long Island Power Authority reported 42 active outages as of 10 a.m. with more than 3,000 customers affected by loss of power.
The estimated restoration time was 3 p.m. for Nassau and 2:30 p.m. for Suffolk, according to LIPA’s website.
Both counties said dozens of beaches—19 in Nassau and 52 in Suffolk—would be closed due to storm water runoff and the negative impact it can have by elevating bacteria levels.
Meanwhile, the Island is predicted to catch some relief from the rain for most of the day on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Forecasters predicted showers before noon with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees. The remainder of the day should be mostly cloudy with a patchy fog developing before 8 p.m.
The forecast for Thursday calls for partly sunny skies with a high near 76 degrees.
Although the blitz of rain caused delays on some of Long Island’s roads Wednesday morning, the Long Island Rail Road reported no delays at any of its branches during the morning commute.
The Port Authority reported delays at LaGuardia Airport Tuesday night due to adverse weather conditions.