While it may mean for a slower ride on Atlanta roads, the rain that began falling Saturday afternoon was indeed welcome.
In fact, the rain event has the potential to be our most significant rainfall in quite some time, with amounts of one inch or more over a widespread area.
Before the rain arrived, a multi-denominational prayer service Saturday morning gathered, hoping for what would be a positive answer for their prayers for more rain.
As 2007 winds down, the numbers tell the story. As we're heading to what appears to be our driest year on record in the local area.
The National Weather Service says the low amount of rain this year puts the area on pace to break a record low of 29.14 inches of rainfall set in 1931.
The Atlanta area has received about 27.66 inches of rain as of Saturday.
The rain probably won't do much to ease Georgia's continuing drought. Lake Lanier likely received less rain because the precipitation was stronger south of the lake.