Can aluminium rim brakes ever be as good as disc brakes in the wet?

Apart from the maintenance overhead I've found disc brakes to be great - especially when it's raining. However, I'm toying with getting a lighter and sportier bike with rim brakes (aluminium rims... carbon clinchers make little sense to me) and am wondering if I'll miss that wet weather performance.

What do you think? How close can rim brake performance get to disc brakes?

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