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Usually dry May sees a gusher over the weekend

Green Valley received 1.17 inches of rain Saturday, a full inch more than the 0.17 inches the area normally receives during all of May.

“May 11 is historically a very dry day,” said Maddie Powell, a National Weather Service meteorologist. “I’m seeing zeroes across the board other than 1993, when Green Valley received 0.12 inches.”

The next seven to 10 days should be sunny and dry, she said. Today will see 95 degrees, and the area will dip into the low 80s by Friday, she said.

“We’re definitely not seeing what we’re used to, where we hit the 90s and stay,” Powell said. “We’re seeing sort of a yo-yo effect.”

The rain caused some problems on area roads.

A Tucson driver skidded off Interstate 19 and overturned early Sunday as he was headed to work in Green Valley. The 54-year-old man was on his way to work at Arizona Family Restaurant; he was not injured, according to DPS.

According to the Green Valley Fire District, the southbound vehicle hydroplaned on the wet pavement about 5 a.m. between Duval Mine Road and Esperanza Boulevard, went off the interstate and turned onto its side.

DPS said it dealt with one weather-related incident involving a motorcycle on I-19 at the Canoa rest area. There were no injuries.

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