A Sunday night storm in the Central Valley was more sound than substance, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm rattled roofs in some areas but left Merced with just 0.05 inches of rain, according to Jeff Barlow, a meteorologist with the weather service in Hanford.
By contrast, it left 0.29 inches in Madera, the area with the most reported precipitation.
Fresno received 0.02 inches of rain, Lemoore 0.01 and Porterville 0.02.
Barlow said the differences have much to do with the nature of scattered spring showers: It appears most of the downpour dodged weather reporting sites such as Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
Another storm system is expected to appear in the Merced area Thursday afternoon, bringing a 50 percent chance of moderate rain. The rain should taper off Thursday night, according to meteorologist Jim Bagnall.
Bagnall said there will be another chance of rain Sunday and Monday.
-- Sun-Star and Fresno Bee