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A dull & dreary Manteca day
Wet & overcast contrasts with record heat in late April
A shopper uses an umbrella to stay dry in the Save Mart parking lot on North Main Street. - photo by HIME ROMERO
Record 100 degree heat just over a week ago is giving way to dull and dreary today.

Manteca’s rollercoaster weather continues with showers expected off and on through Monday night before the return to normal temperatures by May 10 when the mercury is expected to reach 80 degrees again. The rain, however welcome, isn’t expected to make even a dent in drought conditions although it will help avoid the need for irrigation and watering landscape for a few days.

Manteca received .32 inches of rain during Friday’s off and on showers for a dreary start to May.

The dreary and dull weather is perfect to head over to the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, this morning from 7 to 11 a.m. to help support the Manteca Dolphins swim team with a build-your-own omelet breakfast for $5 per person.

It is also a good day to have your car washed to benefit the Manteca High Sober Grad Committee.

The overcast weather may not be your best bet usually to get a car washed but the good news is that if you do go by the front parking lot at Manteca High and spend $6 to have your car washed showers won’t leave rain spots come Sunday morning.

The car wash goes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday morning calls for periods of clouds and sunshine with a shower or two.

The National Weather Service is calling for the chance of a brief shower Sunday night. The final chance of rain for awhile is expected to occur on Monday when forecasters also expect breezy winds.

A streak of 90 degree plus days is targeted to start May 12.

The wet weather came just as water districts throughout the state issued warning to customers that they are going to unleash “water cops” to write citations to end water waste.

California is in its third year of drought with water deliveries from both the State Water Project and Central Valley Project down drastically.

If you’re heading toward Yosemite, showers are expected off and on through Monday night.