Massachusetts drought likely won’t improve soon

Berkshire County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Western Massachusetts has been dealing with drought conditions for months now. Dry conditions started in late spring, and the lack of rain continues into September. Many towns have water-use restrictions, and more local lawns are turning brown. 

The long-term forecast for this month doesn’t look to bring us too much of a reprieve. Over the next few weeks, we don’t have many days with significantly high chances of rain. 

We’d need a long, soaking rain to help with the drought, and NOAA’s forecast for week three in September predicts below-normal rainfall for most of the United States. 

We do have some slight chances of rain in the coming days, but they don’t look big enough to clear the drought.

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