The local forecast discussion includes tempered enthusiasm for the potential of light rain this weekend. Should that occur (I’ll believe it when I see it), that will mark 167 days since the last measurable rain fell. On April 7, the nearest Weather Underground station recorded .04 inches. And that was it for our not-so-rainy season. The plants are telling me that it would be really great if it rained. Of course, it could wait until after the weekend.