SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - June sunshine continues to dry Western Massachusetts out after a May that brought relentless storms and downpours.
The month of May brought incredible amounts of rain to Western Massachusetts. It was our wettest month since last June and our second wettest month in the last 2.5 years!
In a typical May we see almost 3.8” inches of rain, but this past May we had over 6.5”. As a result, we saw some flash flooding as our drains couldn’t’ handle all that rain water.
“I remember saying we didn’t get April showers we got May showers so it’ll bring us June flowers you know what I mean?,” said Stefanie Thomas from east Longmeadow.
So what’s next for June?
“Usually when I think of June I’m thinking it’s going to start warming up, the rain’s going to start coming down to a minimum,” said Ty Ingram from Springfield.
The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center expects near normal rainfall for New England in June with wetter weather in the middle part of the country.
As far as temperatures go, this June will likely feature cooler conditions in the upper Midwest and warmer temperatures in the southwestern United States.
Here in New England temperatures should be close to normal. So what does normal mean?
June average temperatures in Western Massachusetts mean lows in the mid 50s and highs in the upper 70s.
June also marks the beginning of our unofficial severe weather season. For the next three months you can expect more strong storms with potentially damaging winds or hail.
We’ve already started out June warmer than normal.