If you think this has been a wet year, you’re right.
In fact, there has been near-record rain.
This has been the third wettest year in history for the Butler County region, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.
From Jan. 1 through Tuesday, the area received 33 inches of precipitation, 12 inches above normal, according to Meteorologist Myron Padgett.
The record was set eight years ago when 37.57 inches of precipitation fell during the same period, and the second-most came in in 1882 (33.37 inches).
More rain is in the forecast for today, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, according to Padgett. He said temperatures will be in the 70s and low 80s through Friday and reach the high 80s Saturday and Sunday.