Between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, it rained. But for about 30 minutes it was a downpour in Virden.
In the downtown, rain water ran to the top of the gutters, threatening to flood iinto some buildings as clouds let go of their load.
According to weather forecasts, showers were predicted, along with a possible thunderstorm.
The thunder boombers were loud and real-time radar showed patches of precipitation falling at the rate of 75 - 100 mm per hour along Hwy 1 and at Virden.
"Too dry" is changing to "too wet", just for a day or two, for farmers hoping to wrap up their green feed bales or start swathing canola, oats and barley - the earliest ripening crops.
The rain was localized, leaving others to the north and the south high and dry.