Parts of Hampden and Berkshire counties in need of more rain

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – After a stretch of some very dry weather, western Massachusetts received some beneficial rain on Tuesday. The grass has gotten greener and the leaves are starting to show on the trees.

But with low humidity things are starting to dry out once again. “It is dry actually very dry,” Shelburne Falls resident Deb Vandale said. “I’ve noticed doing yard work there’s not much moisture in the soil.”

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor parts of far eastern and far western Hampden County and southern Berkshire County are still experiencing abnormally dry conditions. The recent rain helped to lower the brush fire danger, but if we don’t get some more rain for a while we may see the elevated brush fire risk return.

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