The sun has been shining for a while across Western New York and chances are you have had to turn on the sprinklers a couple of times this month.

There is good reason for that. This May has been one of the driest on record here in Western New York.


So far this month there has been less than a 1/2 inch of rain. It looks like we won't see any more rain at all to close out May either.

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Looking ahead it looks like the next chance of rain comes this weekend.

Even though it has been dry this month, the drought conditions across Western New York remain at normal levels.

According to New York's DEC, there are no current restrictions on water usage and the next level to watch out for would be a drought watch followed by a warning.

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