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Humidity returns to region midweek, with possibility of rain

Pleasant, less humid conditions will continue Sunday and into Monday, with the highs both days forecast at 80 and 85 degrees, respectively.

However, air from the South headed our way beginning Tuesday will ramp up the humidity and increase the possibility of showers and thunderstorms over the Southern Tier into Wednesday. Highs both days will be 88 and 86, respectively, according to the National Weather Service.

The potential for rain over a broader area of the region increases Thursday and into Friday and Saturday, with the odds placed at 40 percent. Highs all three days will reach the mid-80s.

However, the expected “spotty” precipitation isn’t likely to make much of an impact on the region’s rainfall deficit – now 8.1 inches shy of the norm, according to meteorologist Aaron Reynolds. State officials last week recalibrated the official drought advisory for Central and Western New York from a “watch” to a “warning.”

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