Many of us have had to break out the rain gear over the past few days, but we aren’t expecting an unusually high amount of rainfall the rest of the month.
Rainfall is right around average for the first 10 days of April. We’ve seen 1.24 inches of rain so far this month, when the average to date is 1.23 inches. And the rest of the month might follow in these steps.
The long-term forecast that includes the entire month of April predicts rainfall to fall right around average. For Springfield, that means we’ll finish April with close to 3.7 inches. And even though we need April showers for May flowers, an average forecast is good, because too much rain can be a bad thing for our lawns.
G&H Landscaping Owner Gary Courchesne told 22News, “Too much rain is not good for the turf in the sense of diseases. Spring-time diseases, leaf spot disease, then there’s red thread disease. Too much moisture can cause that bacteria to build up.”
Too little of rain could bring us into a drought. But that won’t be a problem this week especially, since we’re facing multiple days of showers.
That’s good news for those of us who are waiting on the local landscape to get a bit greener, too.