Rain, rain, go away

After the winter we had, I doubt this is the spring anyone in Southborough wanted. And it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better any time soon. Meteorologists are saying the sun may peek out for a bit this weekend, but we have a few more days of rain to get through before then.

Fire Chief John Mauro Jr. said while the days have been gloomy, the total rainfall in our area has not been excessive, measuring only 1.6 inches from Sunday morning through Tuesday night. Mauro said there have been no water issues or flooding reported in town.

Still, the weather has put a damper on outdoor recreation. With its synthetic surface, 911 Memorial field is open, but it’s the only one. All of the town’s grass fields have been closed. The Recreation Department has also been forced to cancel some after school programs like golf. Algonquin postponed all of its scheduled sports on Monday, and nearly all on Tuesday. (The exception was the intrepid boys lacrosse team that got in a win against Westborough yesterday afternoon.)

How has the rain impacted your plans for the week? What are you doing to keep your kids entertained and yourself from getting cabin fever? We’ve been making liberal use of the Southborough Library as a way to get out of the house. What are some of your favorite rainy-day spots?

(For those of you who find beauty in the rain, check out this raindrop photo gallery I published last May.)

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13 years ago

Pump It Up in Shrewsbury often has “open jump” on Friday mornings and afternoons. That is where we’ve been a lot this Spring – and will be this morning!

We also frequent Playtown Express in Hopkinton and really like Jam Time in Maynard. They are all good places for kids to get their energy out in this dreadful weather.

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