So far in July, there has been only 3/4 inch, including today.  So when the rain hit the ground, you could hear thirsty lawns and gardens slurping it up. 

The sky progressively darkened around 8 am, followed by flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder.  Then the rain began.  Diane Deming, on the south side of the east end, captured a lightning bolt in action, as she pointed her camera due north. 


At first the rain was heavy, then tapered off to a light, but consistent sprinkle into the midday.