Whenever the radio/TV weather forecasters predict any kind of rainy weather, you hear people, when chatting or making small talk with friends and/or family: "They are calling for rain." Is this expression used correctly in that context?

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"They're calling for rain" means In the professional judgment of some meteorologists, rain is to be expected. "They" when used like that, with no obvious referent, refers to an anonymous authority of some kind.

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