Warm temperatures and sunshine have quickly turned into stormy days as Lodi braces for up to a week's worth of welcome rain.
According to AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service, for the rest of the week Lodi will be seeing cooler temperatures and lots of rain.
Temperatures will range in the mid-60s during the day before dropping into the low 50s to high 30s at night.
And throughout the entire week, AccuWeather reports almost nonstop rain, with heavy storms hitting the area through Thursday.
In total, Lodi can expect to see about 2.2 inches of rain in the next two days alone, with that number continuing to rise through Sunday.
But is this the "miracle March" that farmers have been hoping to see?
Not likely, some said.
According to Jonathan Wetmore of Round Valley Ranches in Lodi, the bulk of the storm had yet to arrive, even though meteorologists had promised downpours starting Tuesday.
Wetmore said he believed the storm projected to hit Lodi throughout the rest of the week will somehow wiggle its way around the area.
He added that he was not depending on this storm to help Lodi and the surrounding area escape the months of dry, hot weather that is atypical for San Joaquin County winters.
"We need more than two inches of rain (to help)," he said. "We don't have a real good base to start from when we need to water our crops. We began irrigation long ago. We don't want to get caught short in July when we have 100-degree weather."
Steve Blackwell, an employee at Mohr-Fry Ranches on West Lane in Lodi, echoed Wetmore's concern about this storm's total rainfall not being enough to bring a reprieve to local crops.
Blackwell said he could only hope that he would have to irrigate less thanks to whatever rain is expected to hit Lodi.
But despite the skepticism of locals, Dave Rizzardo of the California Department of Water Resources said the rain is going to help Lodi avoid having one of its dryest years on record.
Rizzardo said a majority of the rain will hit north of Lodi in the mountains, making it a perfect weekend for skiing or snowboarding.
And while the storm will not give Lodi the 14 inches of rain it needs to be on-point with the average amount of rainfall that is usual this time of year, Rizzardo said this storm is a start.
"The two inches of rain alone is a bit of a relief," he said. "(Lodi) was headed towards having the third-dryest winter on record ... and there is only a one to two percent chance we will get 18 inches to bring us back up. This storm will not bail us out, but its a nice change of pace."
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