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Many Across Delmarva Welcome Rain, Others Hope Nice Weather Returns Soon

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SALISBURY, Md.- Wednesday's rain was an answer to prayers for many farmers across Delmarva. But they weren't the only one's in a good mood, proving you don't have to be a farmer to be happy about the extra moisture.

From Willards to Snow Hill and Salisbury, Wednesday's wet weather did not put a damper on most people's day. However, that wasn't the case for those that rely on good weather.

First stop: Ocean City. The beach community depends on sunshine for good business. Boardwalk shops and restaurants are hoping the weather clears up in time for the weekend.

"It's pretty soggy out there, as you can see," said Jeff Gibbs, manager of Dough Roller. "We've had a couple tables for breakfast, a couple for lunch and that's about it. It put a damper on today, for sure."

In Snow Hill, a little rain didn't stop Brian Dorsey from taking care of his garden.

"I needed the rain really bad," he told us. "We all do."

In fact, he's hoping for more.

"I woke up this morning, it was pouring down rain and I went and did the jig so hopefully we get some more and I'll do another jig," Dorsey smiled.

We passed some wet chickens while stopped at a traffic signal on our way to visit Lee Richardson at his farm in Willards.

"This rain's been good for corn crop and getting moisture in the ground for planting beans," he noted.
Like many Delmarva farmers, Richardson is grateful for the much needed precipitation from Mother Nature.

"We've been pretty dry for the spring so this rain's coming nice and easy so it's an ideal rain for us. We think it's going to be beneficial," he explained.

In Salisbury, the soggy playground just wouldn't do for the kids at Chipman Elementary. So, bring on the...

"Indoor recess," 2nd grader Karis said. "And when we do that we have to stay quiet cause Mrs. Churchman does other things, like she can plan and everything and then we play legos and Connect Four and board games."

"It's really, really fun. I really like it," chimed in classmate Jeremiah.

By the looks of things, the kids will be back on the playground for the rest of the week in Salisbury.

Rain showers will linger overnight Wednesday but conditions are expected to dry up Thursday across Delmarva.

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