(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — If you look at the first three months of the year, it looked as if Erie was heading toward its wettest year on record. That has come to a screeching halt in the past two months.

After three straight months of above to well above precipitation, April and especially May have gone in the opposite direction. May, in particular, was almost 2″ below normal. What made it even more prolific was the fact that we only had 4 days of measurable rainfall, and only one day (May 20th) after May 3rd.

The nice weather is nice to be sure, but we do need some rain. Unfortunately, we won’t see much in the next week at least.

The dry weather this past month has opened the door for a hot start to the month of June.

In the past few days, the actual high temperature in Erie has reached at most 82 degrees, 9 degrees higher than the normal high temperature.

Some good news for those already overwhelmed by the heat: we will fall back to the 70s this weekend and next week.