Valley residents awoke to an unfamiliar sound on Sunday – the sound of rain.

While it wasn’t terribly heavy – it only rained .21, it was a start. It hasn’t rained that much since the Valley received .51 on Dec. 6, and it all but stopped raining in January when we received .07 over three different days.

The forecast calls for a chance of showers on Thursday and then again next Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday.