Saturday is now in record books as the fourth wettest June day for Portland, Maine, and rain continues to fall.
The rain that has been slowly pivoting through New England this weekend began soaking Portland Saturday morning and has since totaled more than 5 inches.
The 3.63 inches that fell on Saturday alone not only shattered the day's rainfall record of 2.65 inches from 2001, but also made Saturday the fourth wettest June day ever recorded at Portland.
Saturday surpassed June 13, 1998, and its 3.58 inches to claim the fourth place spot. June 18, 1922, remains at the top of that list with 4.35 inches.
Rainfall records in Portland began in 1871. The city typically receives 3.79 inches during the entire month of June.
Despite the historical aspect of the rain, the Associated Press states that Portland has escaped flooding problems.
Other places throughout the city's home county of Cumberland, however, were not as lucky with water covering roads and soaking basements this morning.
Rain will continue to wet Portland and the rest of Maine through Monday with spottier showers to follow for the rest of the week.
The rain could lead to additional flooding problems north and northeast of Portland tonight. The flood threat should lessen starting Monday as the intensity of the rain eases. However, swollen streams will have trouble starting to recede.
Monday's rain will lead to a dreary day in Portland and throughout New England. Temperatures will be held to the 50s throughout the state. Cool winds and patchy fog will make being outside even more miserable for residents.
A high of 70 degrees is more typical in Portland this time of year.
The potential for isolated severe weather will creep up in the Northern Plains, Texas and the Gulf States.
Strong thunderstorms moving across Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Friday are capable of producing damaging winds, large hail and a risk of a few tornadoes.
The volcano is in a rather remote spot, and the biggest price will be to airlines caused by the ash.
Thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are pushing through the Plains continuing this weekend and into Monday.
Though recovery continues from Superstorm Sandy, residents and homeowners on the Atlantic coast should prepare for another active season in 2013.
A tornado reaching up to a mile wide at times left at least six dead Wednesday in Hood and Johnson counties, Texas.
Lubbock, TX (2007)
1.39 inches of rain, a record for the date. (old record: 0.69 inches in 1926)
Philadelphia, PA (2001)
24th straight day without measurable rain.
Boston, MA (2007)
1.72 inches of rain, a record for the date (old record: 1.09 inches in 2002)