Rain soaks Southtowns, Northtowns still in need of water

Posted at 9:05 AM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 14:43:31-04

It wasn't your imagination. 

Showers and thunderstorms rolled through Western New York Monday morning, bringing well-needed rainfall to most of the gardens and lawns across Western New York.

The bulls-eye? From Orchard Park to East Aurora. You folks saw the most rainfall out of anybody, more than an inch of rain gathered in gutters from 4am to 7am. That's not to say others didn't see a good amount of rainfall this morning. 

Areas around Chautauqua Lake got a good dose of water Monday morning. Lawns and gardens in the Jamestown area got close to an inch of rainfall.

The last time the Buffalo Airport saw a drop of water was five days ago. Monday's rainfall measured out to be .28". Total rainfall this month adds up to around 1.31". We're more than 2" below average where we should be for the month of June.

There just hasn't been a lot of rain to measure for much of Western New York over the past couple of months. Since April, Buffalo has had a total of 4.42" of rainfall. The average amount of rainfall from April 1st through the end of June is over 10". That's a 5.71" rainfall deficit. 

Showers and thunderstorms that rolled through early Monday morning will be well off to our east this afternoon. You can expect plenty of sunshine and a gusty breeze out of the southwest later on today. 

Another batch of showers will move through Tuesday afternoon. However, much of Tuesday will be dry.