This morning broke dismally with drizzle and leftover drizzle, but it's been awhile since gloom was so welcomed.
Officially, the 1.62 inches measured at Philadelphia International Airport represented the heaviest rain since April 16. Heavier dowpours had fallen elsewhere, but spring and summer rains are notoriously capricious.
It appears that another substantial rain is on the horizon for the weekend, but it may be too late to stave off a drought watch in Pennsylvania.
The lastest U.S. Drought Monitor map places a significant portion of the state, including parts of Chester and Montgomery Counties, in the "moderate drought" category.