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Bumpy week in store; hail, winds possible Tuesday and Wednesday

Unsettled conditions are forecast to continue with showers and thunderstorms across Western New York today followed by a roughly 14-hour lull and then more stormy weather, that could become severe Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasts show a 100 percent chance for rain today with up to an additional 0.3 inches of precipitation before the afternoon rush hour.

Thunderstorms will be more scattered in nature by the afternoon in association with an "upper level disturbance" crossing the region, but weather service forecasters caution that some "may contain gusty winds and small hail."

Between about 7 p.m. tonight and 9 a.m. Wednesday, the weather outside will calm down before the approach of a "fast moving cold front" Wednesday.

Thunderstorms are expected Wednesday.

Although only about one-quarter inch of rain is forecast during the day, more could fall in locally-heavy storms and a few of the could develop into severe storms in the afternoon and evening "with strong winds and large hail," the weather service reported.

Gusty southwest winds of 35-40 mph are in the forecast between 2 and 6 p.m. Wednesday with temperatures in the 80s.

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