It Just Felt like It Rained a Lot, but Really It Was 4th Driest May in Dallas-Fort Worth

May is usually the rainiest month of the year in Dallas-Fort Worth, but this year it’s anything but.

With one day left in the month, DFW International Airport recorded 14 percent of the normal rainfall level making this May at the fourth driest with .70 inches, meteorologist Jesse Moore with the National Weather Service said.

Average rainfall for the month is 4.9 inches. Last year, Dallas-Fort Worth was above normal with 6.25 inches.

Though North Texas was dry, there was above normal precipitation further southeast in Palestine, he said.

Thankfully, 2017 wasn’t as bad as 1911. That’s the year North Texas only got .22 inches of rain.

It’s not likely that we’ll make up any ground on the last day of May — there’s only a 20 percent chance of a shower or thunderstorm Wednesday.

“We’d have to have basically 4.2 inches of rain, and that’s not going to happen,” Moore said.

But, “It’s always dangerous in weather to say never,” he said.

There’s a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms on Thursday. That drops to 30 percent on Friday and down to 20 percent for Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast from KXAS-TV (NBC5)

Wednesday: 89/70
Thursday: 83/70
Friday: 85/69
Saturday: 87/71
Sunday: 88/72

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