The steadiest rain in months was not enough to ease moderate drought conditions in Southern New England. The Providence area picked up more than a half-inch of rain Sunday and Monday. However, the total precipitation for the month is still about 1/3 of the normal. Drought conditions persist in parts of CT, RI, and MA with lower than normal precipitation totals in all of Southern New England so far this month. The overall dry stretch of weather dates back to early September.
Drought conditions were unchanged in RI and CT. The drought actually expanded a bit in MA. 99.92% of Massachusetts is experiencing abnormal dry conditions, and 60.46% of the state is in a moderate drought.
There are a few light showers in the forecast late this week, and the potential exists for steadier rain/snow in the middle of next week if a storm comes close enough to the coast.