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Storms this week boost rainfall total

more on way

May 23, 2012

Hagerstown has received just over 4 inches of rainfall in May, but half of that came in the past three days, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer’s website, www.i4weather.net.

Precipitation on Monday was almost 1.4 inches, followed by more than half an inch Tuesday night as thunderstorms rumbled through the area, Keefer’s website said.

Since midnight, a light rain added another 0.14 inches, it said.

Average precipitation for May is 4.24 inches, according to the website.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely Wednesday afternoon with temperatures into the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service in Sterling, Va. Showers could continue into the night with temperatures dipping into the 60s, the forecast said.

Friday will be partly sunny with temperatures in the mid-80s, the forecast said.

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