Why has it been horribly rainy this summer? Our Storm Team meteorologists weigh in

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Of June’s 30 days, 21 saw a few raindrops or more.

In July, 27 days in so far, it’s rained 18 days. That’s about 68% of the summer Central New York has been under wet skies.

The rain has affected barbecues, graduation parties and weddings. Even worse, flash flooding ravaged some homes in Central New York.

Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Jim Teske and Meteorologist Kate Thornton blame the jet stream.

Typically the jet stream is parked farther north, but this summer, it has moved up and down, consistently landing a trough over Central New York.

That trough brings an unstable atmosphere, low pressure systems sent our way and slower moving rain passing through.

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