July 25, 2016

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Weather Service: June saw more rain than normal

How about a rain check on the rain?

That’s what summer fun-seekers are asking after putting up with one of the wettest Junes on record.

The Cleveland office of the National Weather Service reported 7.9 inches of rain, almost twice as much as the normal 4.47 inches for June.

June’s rain was about 2 inches shy of the record for the month — 9.14 inches, set in 1989.

Saturday’s thunderstorms brought flooding to state Route 301 and New London Eastern Road, according to a Medina County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher.

Also there was a power outage reported in downtown Lodi at about 8:30 p.m., with a traffic light out, she said.

A movie night held Saturday on Medina’s Public Square had to be stopped halfway through the film because of rain.

More rain is expected this week, with a 60 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms today and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Rain is also possible Thursday, with about a 40 percent chance.

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