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Bring on the rain
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Prayers were answered for the farmer who posted this sign, as the city saw bouts of rainfall throughout the day on Thursday. - photo by KRISTINA HACKER / The Journal

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

Although a refreshing break from a mostly dry spring, the 0.01 inches of precipitation recorded by the Turlock Irrigation District's Canal Drive Weather Station by 8 p.m. Thursday is not enough to put a dent in the ongoing drought.

More rain is expected today and, according to the National Weather Service, another low pressure system will drop south from the Gulf of Alaska along the West Coast on Sunday. This system will not be as cold as the current system and snow levels are forecast to be above 7,000 feet, limiting impacts over the passes.