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Rain soaks the state; sunshine, warmer temps on the way

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Posted at 8:13 AM, Apr 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-26 10:13:14-04

SALT LAKE CITY — While the state was soaked with rain over the past couple days, it’s not enough to pull Utah out of a drought.

The water year in Utah is from October to October. So far this year, 5.79 inches of rain has fallen. The average is 10.31 inches, according FOX 13’s meteorologist Brek Bolton.

Rain started falling Friday and has continued into Sunday. The precipitation has been widespread and is expected to slow down Sunday and an increase in temperatures and sunshine is expected as the week moves forward, according to the National Weather Service.

Over the past few days, about a half inch to 2 inches have fallen. The mountains have received six to 12 inches of snow. A FOX 13 News viewer called in Sunday morning to report it was snowing in Tooele.

Northern Utah and the western valleys have received the most precipitation, according to the weather service.

The rain will be widespread for the next couple hours then turn showery for the rest of day, the weather service reported.

As the week moves forward temperatures will rise and there will be increased sunshine.

Temperatures Monday are expected to be in the mid 60s.

Temperatures will continue to rise into the 70s throughout the rest of the week.