Midlanders are more than happy to see the rainmakers moving in.
"It's West Texas. We need as much as we can get with the drought and watering our yards and everything. It's hard to keep everything green. It's definitely welcome," Midland resident, "Ed" told
People are talking about the various benefits of a good soaking as well.
"The upcoming rain will hopefully be better on these farm prices, hopefully help my grocery bill," Midland resident Jeff DeAndo said.
"Watering my grass and just trying to keep everything looking nice instead of brown and dirt," "Ed" continued.
The National Weather Service is predicting approximately 1.5" before the end of the day Wednesday, which will put us above average for the beginning of the year.
That's a good way to start the year, considering how deep into a drought we are.
National Weather Service Meteorologist Kurt Kotenberg told Big 2 that by his estimation, we need about 10" of rainfall before we even make up our deficit.
So what is an average year in West Texas?
We usually see about 14.6" of rain.
Last year, we saw close to 13".
At the end of the year in 2011, we had seen less than 6".
According to the National Weather Service, it doesn't look like we're going to see this week's wet conditions continue.
With the way the current trends are going, we could be in for a dry, warm winter.