Early week storms helping cut rain deficits

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It has been a very wet start to the week across the area.

Heavy rain moved through Monday during the early morning hours of Tuesday.

It's a welcome sight during what has been a dry summer.

Most of Northeast Wisconsin got at least a half inch of rain yesterday and through the overnight hours.

And many locations were well over an inch.

That includes Green Bay, with about an inch and a half of rain.

Not only are we now caught up and running ahead of normal for August, we've put a big dent in our season totals.

We're still behind, but not running the over-three-inch deficit we were a couple weeks ago.

Across the state, it's the northeastern half of the state that's seen wetter than normal weather and the southwestern half that's been drier than usual in a reversal of conditions earlier this month.

But up until then, Northeast Wisconsin had been the driest part of the state, and it's still one of the only areas still below average for rain on the whole summer.

With more chances for rain the next week, hopefully we'll continue to chip away at that deficit.