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June was wet, but we’re headed to sunny weekend

The run-up to the holiday looks to be one soaked by sun – with daytime highs in the mid to upper 70s.

And the great weather begins Thursday.

“Sunshine will return and temperatures will be a little bit warmer,” according to meteorologist Dave Thomas.

The sunny interlude at July’s beginning contrasts with what befell the month of June; there was measurable rainfall 16 out of 30 days.

But the monthly total of 5.03 inches – measured outside the National Service Offices at Buffalo Niagara International Airport – didn’t even come close to setting a record. The wettest June occurred in 1928, when 9.67 inches of rain fell, according to meteorologist Dave Thomas.