A dose of heavy rain dented the drought for some, but certainly not all, in New England.
Monday was the wettest calendar day of the year in places like Jaffrey, Concord, and Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as in Orange and Worcester, Massachusetts and Groton, Connecticut. Totals ranged from 1-3" in those cities and towns. That's enough to take a bite out of our long-mounting rainfall deficits.
In the Boston area it was a much different story, with only a third of an inch falling. That brings the rainfall total in Boston to 31.54" in the past year. That's a whopping 12.35" below the average precipitation we typically see during that span.
Tuesday will be a transition day as we move to yet another dry stretch of weather.
The morning hours on Tuesday will be dull and foggy, with a few spotty showers in parts of far Southeastern Massachusetts. Some sunshine will develop over the course of the day as humidity drops. Most of us will be dry during the afternoon, except in far Northern Maine where some spotty showers and storms will materialize.
High pressure dominates with sunshine and dry weather on Wednesday and Thursday. Highs will hover in the 70s and 80s.
Friday will bring a few more showers, especially in far Northern New England, before sharply cooler air arrives this weekend.