Parts of the region have been dry, seeing less than 70% of normal precipitation.
In the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor, released on April 25th, D0 drought conditions (abnormal dryness) were expanded to include much of Connecticut and Rhode Island. While the two states have been drier than normal over the past 90 days, the last 30 days have been particularly dry. When looking at data from March 26 through April 24, many sites located in the southern half of those states ranged from 2 to 4 inches below normal precipitation, or 20 to 50 percent of normal. Portions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire remained dry through the time period, as well.