FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — We've seen plenty of May showers to start off the month.
Since the beginning of the month, over 2.6 inches of rain has fallen at the Fort Wayne International Airport.
Typically, by May 11, 1.3 inches of rain would have fallen, so we're already double the normal amount.
Because of the rain, some small creeks and streams have flooded surrounding areas.
— @jtinneywx (@jtinneywx) May 10, 2021
Sunday's rainfall broke the previous record set at the Fort Wayne International Airport.
The site recorded 1.85 inches of rain during the day.
Updated rain totals for this event. Note this only includes reports we've received through 9 pm EDT, and may not be the final total (more reports come in tomorrow): https://t.co/0Vo0Sxy8pW pic.twitter.com/jsnXZY3oBs
— NWS Northern Indiana (@NWSIWX) May 10, 2021
The previous record was 1.51 inches, which was set back in 2003.
You can see other rainfall totals from Sunday's rain here.
Since March 1, over 8.2 inches of precipitation has in the Summit City.
That includes both rain and snow totals.
That's also about .4 inches above normal for the two-month period.
All the rain is helping the dry soil conditions.
The latest drought monitor won't be released until Thursday morning, but an improvement is expected.