That torrential rain that blanketed Lexington on Saturday morning and early afternoon added up: The city received about 1.62 inches by 4 p.m.
Lexington had been having a slightly drier June than usual before the latest blast of rain. Through Friday, Lexington had 2.42 inches for the month, according to the National Weather Service — about half an inch less than normal by that time in June, which explains why the grass was starting to go crunchy.
Lexington more than made up for the deficit Saturday, particularly in the morning and early afternoon. WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey said it was the wettest June 20 on record.
Sunday is expected to be warmer — back to the high 80s from Saturday's 70s — with more rain.