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Following a dreary Monday that drenched the area and brought a region-wide flood watch, wet weather may still hang around Western New York the next two days, albeit on a much lesser scale.

A slight chance of showers is forecast for this afternoon and tonight. It will remain cool, with highs around 70 and lows dropping to the mid-50s this evening, according to Dan Kelly, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Buffalo.

Showers are likely throughout Wednesday, with morning scattered thunderstorms possible. Highs in the lower 70s are forecast.

The rain and coolness, part of a changing weather pattern, is expected to last the next few days until more seasonable temperatures return this weekend.

Areas to the east of Western New York received the most rainfall late Sunday and Monday. Amounts registered throughout the region varied widely.

The National Weather Service reported the following 24-hour rain totals, ending at 8 a.m. Monday: Akron 2.54 inches, Ripley 1.7, Lyndonville 1.67, Niagara Falls 1.5, Waterport 1.47, East Aurora 1.31, Batavia 1.26, Forestville 1.15, Clarence Center 1.1, Fredonia 0.71 and Allegany State Park 0.45.

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