Moderate Drought in Southern New England

Several weeks of mainly dry weather leads to a moderate drought in most of Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut, and Southeastern Massachusetts. There has not been a significant widespread rain storm since the second week of August in these areas, and this September is among the driest on record.

A moderate drought signifies reservoirs and streams running lower than normal, and there are no mandatory water use restrictions. You may remember part of Southern New England was in a moderate drought for part of last fall until late November and early December.

The weather will be dry into early next week. There is an outside chance of rain from a developing ocean storm in the midweek. More dry weather is likely late in the workweek.

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Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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