Precipitation during the warmer months can vary immensely from place to place because of the convective nature of showers and storms. When boundaries or fronts park themselves across the Commonwealth, it can exasperate this.

This May has been no exception.

What You Need To Know

  • Much of the Commonwealth has been fairly dry this month

  • Eastern Kentucky has seen a surplus of rain

  • Northern Kentucky is enduring a historically wet May

The majority of Kentucky has a deficit from normal rainfall totals for May. Around one third of the state has received less than 75% of their normal precipitation as of May 23.  

The exceptions are southeast areas and especially far northern Kentucky.

London and Jackson have a surplus of 1.50 to 2 inches of surplus rainfall for the month.

Covington is an extreme, picking up 8.17 inches as of May 23, making this the 9th wettest May on record up to this point.

With several rounds of rain likely before the end of the month, areas in deficits will probably improve, while areas with surpluses will only add to their totals.