Potential rainy week could help western Massachusetts


Western Massachusetts is in need of some rain, and it looks like we’re going to get it this week. 

It’s been a dry start to the month, but last week we started to get more rainfall in western Massachusetts.

The 22News StormTeam is tracking potential rainfall throughout the work week.

The month of July has had some significant rainfall but according to 22News StormTeam Meteorologist Adam Strzempko, the rain hasn’t had much time to soak in.
This month we’ve picked up a few inches of rain, but it’s not enough, we’re still abnormally dry and could definitely use some more rain.

Strzempko added, “At the beginning of the month we started to see abnormally dry conditions because we didn’t get much rain, up until Tuesday we saw a moderate drought start to develop across western Massachusetts.”

The rain we got last Tuesday will help and the rain we get this week will also help.

Aisha Mojica, from Holyoke told 22News everyone can benefit from this week’s potential rain, “It’s really good for the environment and plants and animals. I love the rain it could cool everything off.”

Last week’s rainfall and the rain we could get this week is expected to help with the drought conditions.

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