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More rain to follow Monday's record-breaking deluge

Buffalo's weather record books are being rewritten – again.

This time, it's the rain.

Monday's record-breaking daily rainfall of 1.29 inches was not only more rain than fell in Buffalo all of last May, it added to an already soggy spring season across the Buffalo Niagara region.

And, there's more on the way – a lot more.

About 2 inches of rain is forecast between today and Sunday, according to the five-day precipitation forecast. Areas just to our west are looking at close to 3 inches, the map shows. (National Weather Service)

National Weather Service forecasts suggest the region might pick up two inches or more of precipitation by the end of the weekend.

Wednesday looks like a brief chance to catch your breath, or pump out your basement.

There's only a 20 percent chance for showers with partly sunny conditions forecast.

By later Thursday, the rains return.

One-quarter inch is possible Thursday, mainly after 4 p.m.

Then, an additional three-quarters of an inch are possible overnight Thursday with more rain likely on Friday, forecasts show.

All of that rain will be heaped onto some already saturated grounds and agricultural fields where farmers are struggling to get crops in and on swollen creeks and streams.

One year after an extreme drought gripped areas of the region, there's excess water this year.

With Monday's rains, it's officially the wettest spring on record in Buffalo dating back to 1870, data shows.

Since March 1, 12.03 inches of rain has fallen.

The next highest total is 11.94 inches in 1991.

More than half of this year's total came during the wettest April in Buffalo's history.

The 6.38 inches of rain that fell in Buffalo during April shattered the previous mark of 5.9 inches recorded in April 1961.

There was more rain in April than last March, April, May and June combined.




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