Rain, flooding can cause difficult conditions for farmers

Storms push 2019 to second-wettest in Butler County history (with more coming)

From Jan. 1 through Thursday, the region has received 34.74 inches of precipitation, more than 13 inches above average, said Meteorologist Jeffrey Sites.

The record is 38.82 inches set in 2011, followed by 33.95 inches in 1996 and 33.37 inches in 1882.

After a dry day today, Sites said there’s a 70 percent chance of more rain Saturday and Sunday. He said rain is predicted for Saturday morning, then a break in the showers in the afternoon, followed by more rain Saturday night and most of Sunday and Monday.

The next dry day is expected to be Tuesday, he said.

MORE: Butler County struggling with near-record rainfall: ‘This is unbelievable’

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