The cold front moved through about an hour ago. There were terrific gusts of wind - knocking over all the vicary and burning bush plants on the deck. I had to run out and hold onto the big umbrella so it wouldn't get torn out of its pot and go flying through a window like a couple of years ago. Finally the winds calmed down and it rained.
Not much, maybe 15 minutes giving us only .3" in the gauge. But the temps, oh my, did they plummet. From 79 to 69 within 10 minutes. It's supposed to stay 69 tonight and not get any warmer than that tomorrow.
The clouds have moved to the east and now bright sunshine streams through the front windows. Out off the deck, though, is a parting shot of the storm clouds. And a nice double rainbow.
The radar shows we may get more rain tonight. It also shows (thankfully) that my friends in Oklahoma and Missouri are finally getting some rain too. Yay for all of us.
We got a thunderstorm around 4:00 a.m. I could hear heavy rain for a bit, then not. Went back to sleep. This morning - all barrels topped. The birdbath has overflowed. It's raining lightly now with heavier rain on the radar, and only 58F.
So (at least this morning) we're having a COOL RAINY DAY. Ahhhh. I'm sitting in the sunroom with a hot coffee listening to the rain on the roof and just lazin' in the rocking chair. What a lovely change in the weather. Why, I may even do some cooking or (horrors) cleaning today. Who knows....
Or maybe I'll just make another pot of coffee. :-D
Rain total = 1.25" That's HUGE for this year.