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April's record-setting showers going into overtime

Don’t bother turning to the next page on your calendar. After breaking a record for showers – the old mark of 5.9 inches was submerged during a thunderstorm late Sunday afternoon – April appears to be heading into extra innings.

Monday will seem like May at first, but only until midafternoon, the National Weather Service says, when a cold front will roll in behind a line of showers and thunderstorms with potentially damaging winds. Temperatures will plunge from the 70s to the 40s.

Cloudy skies and scattered showers are in store for Tuesday, forecasters predict, with winds gusting to more than 40 mph. The daytime high around 50 degrees is due to dip back to around 40 at night. There’s no precipitation in Wednesday’s outlook, but it’s likely to stay cloudy, damp and chilly.

Another front is supposed to arrive Thursday afternoon with steady rain, heavy at times. And that won’t be the end of it. Widespread rain is expected Friday, with more showers on and off through Saturday night.

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