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Rain and sun play tag in Buffalo this week

One word can sum up the daily local weather forecast for the rest of this week:


Here’s a snapshot of the forecast for the remainder of the week:

Tuesday, showers and a possible thunderstorm .

Wednesday, sunny.

Thursday, showers.

Friday, mostly sunny.

Saturday, chance of thunderstorms.

“We’re just in an active weather pattern,” said Dan Kelly, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.

The temperatures, though, are expected to remain consistent throughout the week, with forecasters calling for daytime highs in the low 70s and overnight lows in the high 50s and low 60s.

The first half of June, ending at midnight Monday, was moderately rainy, with the National Weather Service recording 2.23 inches of rain for the first 15 days at its Cheektowaga office. The normal rainfall for the first half of June is 1.91 inches, according to the weather service.

“Through the middle of the month, we’re about a third of an inch above normal,” Kelly said. “If we stay on the same track, then we’ll be slightly above normal. But we’ve got 15 days left in the month, so anything can happen.”

One thing seems almost certain: No rain records will fall this year.

The most rain ever fell in 1928, a whopping 9.62 inches, while the driest was 0.11 inches in 1955, according to weather service records..