Two days of a mostly gentle rain might not seem like it could do much damage, but to the farming community such rain can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.
As of this morning .65 inches of rain had fallen in the El Centro area since Sunday, and county meteorologist Jim Christopherson said at least an inch of rain could fall before the storm breaks.
The Valley averages about 3 inches of rain annually, he said.
Christopherson said while there could be some moments of sunshine today, rain is expected to continue through Wednesday.
For the farming community, the conditions brought by the rain could make it difficult and in many cases impossible to continue with the harvest for a number of days even after the storm ends.
"You start getting behind now on the harvest," said farmer John Pierre Menvielle, secretary of the Imperial County Farm Bureau. "It is getting to the worrisome stage."