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RAINFALL IS MOST SINCE JULY '98

Thanks to the remnants of former Tropical Storm Dennis, a record rainfall Tuesday put an end to Western New York's long, dry summer. It was the most rain Buffalo had seen in 14 months.

Officially, 1.46 inches of precipitation fell at the National Weather Service office at Buffalo Niagara International Airport, breaking the old mark of 1.25 inches set Sept. 7, 1948.

Total for the entire rainy period, which began late Monday night, was 1.52 inches. The last time Buffalo had seen this much rain in a 24-hour period was July 7 and 8, 1998.

Periods of sunshine were expected to break through this afternoon, with temperatures in the upper 70s, but a few more showers were in the forecast as a weak cold front is expected to move into the region Thursday.

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