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First it was the snow and wind.

Then the frigid cold, followed by this morning’s rain.

And now the wind is returning for an encore performance.

The region’s indecisive winter continues this week, with the National Weather Service issuing a wind advisory starting today until 4 a.m. Wednesday for Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua counties.

Forecasters are calling for sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 50. The winds could lead to downed tree limbs and isolated power failures, authorities warned.

Meanwhile, today’s rain is expected to turn to snow this afternoon, with forecasters calling for less than an inch of snow accumulation today, 1 to 3 inches tonight and about an inch Wednesday.

Forecasters are calling for a chance of snow Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

And the cold will return, too, with daytime highs in the low 20s the next two days and overnight lows dipping to 12 degrees Wednesday and 16 on Thursday.