Year's rainfall just about average
Tuesday's soaking rain dropped about two inches of precipitation on to the area, keeping rainfall totals about average for the year.
According to Tony Mach, meteorologic technician for the National Weather Service office in State College, 2.22 inches of rain fell at the Sunbury cooperative weather station between 7 a.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday.
"The amount fell just short of the record rainfall for Aug. 12, which was 2.42 inches, set in 2004," Mach said.
Mach said Harrisburg and Williamsport saw record rainfall amounts that day. On Tuesday, Williamsport received 3.4 inches of rain, shattering the 1905 record rainfall of 2.22 inches. Harrisburg got 2.55 inches, breaking the 1924 record of 2.14 inches.
Due to Tuesday's soaking rain and this year's snowy winter, Mach said the area is less than an inch behind in normal levels of precipitation for the years.
So far in 2014, the Sunbury station has received a total of 24.89 inches or precipitation. Normally, the area would be at about 25.65 inches.
Forecasters say that there is only a slight change to add to the totals in the next few days.
"Looking at the forecast, there really isn't any talk of rainfall until Sunday," Mach said. "We are looking at sunny skies for the next few days, with highs in the mid to upper 70s, with a 40 percent chance of rain Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening."