A cold front moved through overnight, delivering a third to half of an inch of rain to the valley and over an inch to the coast. The storm also produced several lightning strikes along the Coast. That front is now moving east of the Cascades and we'll see just scattered showers through the afternoon
The Golden State is dry. According to a study from NASA, California needs roughly 11 trillion gallons of rain to survive its extreme drought. That's enough water to fill 17 million Olympic swimming pools.
It's an uphill battle for ski resorts who are off to a slow start because of a lack of snow. Ski shops like Berg's in Eugene are open for business and can get you hooked up with any gear, even though the closer slopes like Hoodoo and Willamette Pass are not open.
If you have a fifth, sixth or seventh grader in your home, you may have seen the Stormtracker 9 weather books that are being distributed to all western Oregon schools. Melissa Frey was in Junction City to deliver those books to all of the fifth graders at Oaklea Middle School.