The weekend was far from a complete washout, but when it rained, it came down for real.
The bulk of the heaviest rain fell across the Buffalo Niagara region later Saturday into the wee hours of Sunday morning.
And, by the time 24-hour tallies poured into NOAA's Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), it showed the Southern Tier once again picked up the highest amounts. And, rainfall totals decreased the further north you got.
The evidence of the weekend rain could be found later on Sunday when formerly bone-dry creeks and streams across the region were flowing once again.
How much did it help ease the drought?
We'll get an exact picture when the U.S. Drought Monitor presents its weekly update on Thursday, but it seems that the areas that did get the most rain were those where the drought had all but already lifted.
A severe drought persisted throughout Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties with extreme drought conditions in Genesee and Wyoming counties as of last week.
So, the two inches of rain or so in places like Hamburg, East Aurora and West Seneca should put a bit of a dent in the precipitation deficit for the year.
Not so much further north near Lockport, where only a half-inch of rain fell, reports show.
Further south, near the Pennsylvania State Line, showers and thunderstorm activity occurred more often this summer, helping to even create surpluses.
In the town of Allegany, for instance, just over four inches of rain fell over the weekend bringing its yearly total to 33.43 inches, according to CoCoRaHS.
That's a foot more precipitation than what's been recorded in 2016 at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.
The airport picked up 1.62 inches of rain on Saturday.
But, that still left the area with an annual precipitation deficit of 6.23 inches, data shows.