Finally, some rainfall in western Massachusetts

Region had not seen measurable rainfall since April 22

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some much-needed rain finally started falling in western Massachusetts Tuesday, in time for the morning commute. Drivers in Springfield’s North End had their headlights on as they drove through puddles to work at around 7:00 A.M.

It was one of the first commutes like this in a long time. 22News Storm Team Meteorologist Nick Bannin says that until Tuesday morning, we had not seen any measurable rain in western Massachusetts since April 22. That is particularly significant, as we normally receive about 3.8” of rain over the course of the month of May, which is now more than half over.

March, April, and even the snowy month of February all saw below-average rates of precipitation, and we are about 6.5” too dry for the year, according to measurements taken at Westover Air Reserve Base.

To see if there is any more rain expected in the coming days, check out your latest 22News Storm Team Forecast.

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