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This week's forecast? Rain, rain and more rain

You won’t have to look at the calendar this week to know that it’s April. The National Weather Service has rain in the outlook every day.

Happily, the showers ought to hold off Monday until after dark. That will make this the most pleasant day of the week, thanks to a flow of warm air from the Gulf of Mexico. Afternoon highs should be in the 60s under cloudy skies.

After that, it’s all downhill. A cold front is due to blow in Monday night with thunderstorms. Forecasters say Tuesday will be rain-soaked with winds gusting to more than 35 mph. Temperatures are expected to dip back into the 40s.

Sunshine is slated to give Western New Yorkers a break on Wednesday, but it’s not going to last. More rain is expected late in the day, continuing into Thursday, when temperatures will fall further. The long-range forecast for Friday and Saturday is wet and chilly, with more showers and highs only around 40 both days.

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