While it wasn't a historic rainstorm for Lawrence, Monday and Tuesday's rainfall was substantial nonetheless.
From about 2 p.m. Monday through around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Lawrence got 2.68 inches of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. The record for that two-day period was 4.77 inches in 1995. Monday's rainfall amount of 2.1 was also below the June 9 record of 4.71 inches in 1995.
However, this week's rainfall puts Lawrence well above average for the month of June. Lawrence has gotten 5.94 inches of precipitation so far this month, compared with an average for this time of June of 2 inches. Even so, Lawrence is about 2 inches of rainfall short of a normal year.
Other nearby locales also received a good amount of rain, from 2 p.m. Monday through 1 p.m. Tuesday. Topeka received 1.38 inches; Kansas City, Kan., received 1.12; and Baldwin City collected 1.72.
The wet month could continue, with more rain predicted for late Wednesday into early Thursday, Saturday evening into Sunday morning, and Sunday evening, according to NWS meteorologist Jenifer Bowen.