It feels like the entire spring has been a soaker. While that's true for the most recent past, it's not the case for all of spring. We are in the middle of a wet stretch of weather. In fact, 17 of the past 21 days reported rain in Central New York. This particular stretch of weather totals 4.37" at Griffiss in Rome. This is about 30% above average for this time period.
The bigger picture reveals a different story. Only 0.1" of rain fell the previous 2 weeks, with rainfall rates more than 50% behind average in March. Total rainfall is still behind average for 2021.
Going forward, we are expecting to play catch up with rainfall in Central New York. Low pressure will swing through the region tonight and bring widespread light rain overnight as well as tomorrow morning. An additional 0.5-1" of rain is possible with the heaviest falling south of the Mohawk Valley.
A break from the rain is expected on Thursday, with a return to sunshine. More rain returns on Friday and Saturday, but total rainfall amounts look to be less than 0.5".