The downpour that drenched the Turlock area Thursday and early Friday brought in more rain in that brief time than all of February.
The precipitation total for the Turlock region after just the first two days of March stands at .93 inches, according to the website Weather Bug. The total for all of February was .34 inches.
The downpour brought with it some minor damages for the Turlock area, including localized flooding, a fallen tree in a northeast basin, and a downed power line on Colorado Avenue, near Escondido, which caused a power outage for an estimated 45 homes, according to the Turlock Irrigation District.
For Saturday the National Weather Service is predicting a 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms for the area that will drop down to 40 percent by 10 p.m. The high is expected to be around 54 degrees and the low is predicted to reach 34 degrees. Wind is expected to be light for the day.
By Sunday the clouds are expected to part and remain mostly sunny for the rest of the week.
And while the Valley got a good dose of rain, the mountains were collecting some much-needed snow.
A blizzard warning expired Friday morning, but the National Weather Service says whiteout conditions are still possible around Lake Tahoe where 3 feet of snow already has fallen and winds gusting to nearly 150 mph shut down Interstate 80.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday around Tahoe where up to another 20 inches of snow is possible.
Four feet already has fallen at Mammoth Mountain south of Yosemite National Park. A 146-mph gust of wind was recorded Thursday night atop Squaw Valley resort on the north end of Tahoe.
Three feet of snow was measured at the Mount Rose ski resort near Reno.
I-80 reopened Friday morning but chains or snow tires are required west of the California-Nevada line.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.