HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - The wet weather that soaked western Massachusetts this week continued into the holiday weekend. The 22News Storm Team looked into the impact the rain and cold had on a weekend filled with plans.
Picnics, barbeques or baseball games, many were cancelled on Saturday with soaking rains not going anywhere fast.
"This is the first three day weekend a lot of people have had in a long time and the weather is not making it the best weekend you can get," said Jeremy Schrimpf of Groton, Conn.
The weather pattern, from very dry and hot to cold and wet has been hard to comprehend.
"It's been a strange year for weather. It seems we skipped through spring and went right from winter to summer, but now we're in spring type season and it's unfortunate," said Kevin Romani of Westfield.
Those spring showers brought more than 3 inches of rain to end the week, but more rain lingered into the weekend.
This isn't just any weekend. Many people consider it the beginning of grilling season, but unless you're a hardcore griller...it looks like the grill lid is going to stay closed a bit longer.
"I was supposed to have a scheduled little league game it was cancelled today, also a barbeque with a couple friends of mine this weekend," said Vincent Masten of Holyoke.
However some people toughed it out.
"I'm going to barbeque this weekend rain or sun it doesn't matter to me." ["You'd certainly prefer it warmer right?"] "Oh certainly, with a beer in my hand and shorts on, but you take what you can get," said Robert Muscari of South Deerfield.
With the shorts away, many people found themselves putting the warmer clothes back on with high temperatures around 25 degrees colder than normal.
"You just kind of have things in the car that you could put on if you have to." ["But you haven't quite put the winter stuff away yet?"] "Oh no, not until July," said Kathy Lupien of Springfield.