Through yesterday, Philadelphia's official rain total for May was 0.59 inches, and in records dating to 1872, that represented the 14th driest first three weeks of May.

It hasn't been this dry since the drought year of 1986, when 0.35 was measured at Philadelphia International Airport through May 21.

The U.S. Drought Monitor now has Bucks, Montgomery, and just about all of Chester Counties in the "abnormally dry" zone, with pieces of Delco and Philly thrown in.

For now, however, both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection haven't hoisted any drought flags yet.

In its most recent report, Pennsylvania noted that groundwater in Philadelphia and Delco was running low and merited a "watch" status.

So far, it seems that just about everything coming our way is showing up dry; that happens sometimes.

For now, enjoy a splendid weekend, although showers are possible Monday.

Incidentally, the non-raining champ for the first three weeks of May remains 1880 – 0.01 inches.