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.37 hikes July rain here to 1 inch

July 19, 2012

    Decatur got some long-awaited rain on Wednesday and more appeared to be on the way late this morning.
    Officials at the city weather station said .37 of an inch was recorded there up to 7 a.m. today and that boosted the city's rainfall to exactly one inch this month.
    The June rainfall here was 1.08.
    The National Weather Service listed a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for the Decatur area today and a 40 percent chance tonight. But that's the last mention of precipitation through Monday.    The storm which hit this area struck shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, packing plenty of lightning. At one time, officials moved people at the 4-H Fair in Monroe into the Adams Central School.
    Meanwhile, it looks like a brief break in the heat will arrive soon ... and not last long.
    Forecasters said today's high would be around the 90-degree mark again, but Friday and Saturday should top out around 84.
    Then it's back to 90 on Sunday and 92 on Monday, forecasters said.
    A high of 93 was recorded at the city weather station on Wednesday — the fifth consecutive day in the 90s and the 13th time in the first 18 days of July that the high was in the 90s or went over 100.

 

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