After a wet April, rainfall has been sparse so far this month. Although there will be some scattered showers this week, especially during some afternoons associated with instability in the atmosphere associated with the peak heating of the day. Widespread rain, or even scattered areas where rainfall amounts will be beneficial look to be lacking for the next few days. The average rainfall this month across the area averages between 2 and 3 inches and most locations have recorded less than a quarter of an inch so far. Usually rain in this area comes in bunches, so although most of us have dried off and are hoping for a rain soon, the odds are the rain will come and when it does it will probably make up for our deficit this month very quickly.