CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -
It's no surprise that the spring season is off to a soggy start.
You've heard the "April showers bring May flowers" proverb to the point that it's permanently etched in your memory.
Since March 1, nearly one foot of rain has fallen across the Heartland.
If the old rhyme holds true, we'll be up to our ears in Easter lilies come May.
It's basically been raining all year to boot. We've picked up 17.8 inches of rain since January, up to 125 percent of normal precipitation to date.
A persistent, deep upper trough over the Pacific Northwest during the first half of March was partly responsible for just over a third of that number.
It hasn't been all rain though. To contrast, a weak upper ridge of high pressure over the same region held February to drier than normal conditions, receiving only 1.8".
So, what does the future have in store? Another 1-2" of rain is is in the forecast this weekend.
A pair of weak disturbances are set to arrive for the latter half of next week, as well. Get your full forecast at kfvs12.com/weather or search "KFVS weather" in your Android or iOS app store to download the newly updated First Alert KFVS weather app.