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Rain finally arrived over the weekend, but not everyone got significant rain

While some of us have received some locally heavy amounts recently, others have been left out. That changed over the weekend.
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ST. LOUIS — It's not a secret that it's been incredibly dry recently. During the statistical wettest period of the year, we have seen virtually no widespread rain of recent. Since the middle of May, we haven't even seen 2/3 of an inch of rain officially. That's the fourth driest stretch during that span in our history.

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Very Dry Stretch

Much of the greater St. Louis area saw upwards of an inch or more of rainfall. Unfortunately, not everyone in the metro area saw the badly needed significant rainfall. A few places near the city had less than a quarter of an inch of rain from this system. There were spots east and south of St. Louis where showers and thunderstorms were scarce and very little rain fell.

As a result, much of our area has now been classified in the Moderate drought category from the National Drought Monitor. Even some of us are in the Severe drought classification as well. Translation: we need a widespread, soaking rain in order to ease some of the stress on our lawns, farmers and water tables.

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Most of Saturday was dry for your outdoor plans, but rain moved in for parts of the region in the evening. 

Storms will picked up overnight, with a few more pockets of heavy rain in areas that desperately need it.

As the main system arrived Sunday morning, more widespread came with it. 

There was a minor risk for severe weather on Sunday, but it did not come to fruition.

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