By BRENDAN KIRBY
If May flowers are dependent on April showers, Washington County florists could be in trouble.
This month is on the pace to be one of the driest Aprils in history, according to weather officials.
As of Friday, the county had received 1.08 inches of rain this month with .31 inches on Friday alone. If no rain fell the rest of the month, it would rank as the third driest in history, Hagerstown weather observer Greg Keefer said. The all-time low, .20 inches, was set in 1985.
But Keefer said he has learned over the years not to count records prematurely.
"As you know, anything can happen with the weather," he said. "We can get it all in one thunderstorm."
National Weather Service meteorologist Richard Hitchens said the county could get some sprinkles this weekend, with a chance of heavier rain on Monday.