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.
My rain gauge showed 0.9 inches this evening.