Maine City Having One of the Driest Months In Its History

Maine's largest city is on track to have one of the driest Septembers in its recorded history.

The National Weather Service says this month is currently the third driest in Portland history, according to records that go back 148 years. The city has seen less than a half inch of rain this month, and that includes nearly a quarter of an inch that fell on Thursday evening.

The Portland Press Herald reports the driest September in the city's history was recorded in 1948, when less than a third of an inch of rain fell.

There's rain in the forecast for Saturday night, but the remaining few days of September are otherwise expected to be mostly dry as well. The dry month is coming months after an unusually wet spring.

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