After a wet summer it’s been a dry September

The month is almost over and we haven't even picked up an inch of rain.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – We did have some heavy rain this summer and that rain led to some significant flash flooding on a number of occasions across western Massachusetts. Lately though we’ve been seeing quite a bit of sunny weather.

So far it’s been a pretty dry September. The month is almost over and we haven’t even picked up an inch of rain.

It’s starting to show along the banks of the Connecticut River. The lower than normal water level is even revealing some trash and debris that has been in the water.

Right now the U.S. Drought Monitor has most of eastern Massachusetts along with far eastern Hampden County in the “Abnormally Dry” category. 

“I know it’s affecting the lawns and everything right now and the foliage and it’s just been really dry. I know I have a walnut tree in the backyard and it just hasn’t been producing much,” said Jill Wells of Springfield.

But some people don’t think the dry weather we’re having right now will have much of an effect on the fall foliage season.

“I’m not because I’ve already seen the foliage turning on the Turnpike I was just here a couple of days ago and I’m really impressed with it oranges, and reds already showing up,” said Susan LeBlanc of Springfield.

And as the day wore on the clouds were on the increase, a possible sign of things to come.

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