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Boston got more rain Sunday than it did in all of Sept.

A tarp covered Fenway Park’s infield as rain fell prior to the postponement of the Red Sox and Cleveland Indians playoff game Sunday, Oct. 9.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The city of Boston received more rain on Sunday than it did in the entire month of September. In fact, the last month in which Boston received more rain than Sunday’s persistent showers was May.

The 1.84 inches of rain that fell Sunday pushed October’s precipitation tally to 2.59 inches so far, already nearly doubling September’s dry measure of 1.38 inches. Boston received just 1.72 inches in August, less than an inch in July, and 1.33 inches in June, shortages that contributed to the state and the region’s worst drought in decades.

The drought lives on, though. Forecasters with the National Weather Service said to expect mostly dry weather this week.


There will also be seasonably cold temperatures early in the week — topping out at about 60 degrees — and some warmth Wednesday and Thursday before gusty winds and colder-than-normal temperatures move in for the weekend, forecasters wrote.

On Thursday, “skies will be partly to mostly cloudy and there is a small chance of showers, especially in northwest [Massachusetts], but little in the way of measurable precipitation is expected with this front,” forecasters wrote.

Dylan McGuinness can be reached at dylan.mcguinness@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @DylMcGuinness.