No one is complaining about the soggy welcome to spring.

Strong thunderstorms rolled across North Texas Monday afternoon and by the time Tuesday - the first day of spring - arrived, more than 2.3 inches of much-needed rain had been dumped on Erath County.

Local weather watcher Dr. Stuart Chilton said Stephenville received .78 of an inch Monday and 1.58 inches on Tuesday.

"The average for March is 2.30 inches and we are already well above that," Chilton said. "Our total for this month is 5.27 inches."

Lightning and high winds gusting up to 45 mph at times accompanied the storms, which caused a small number of power outages.

"Considering the high winds, we weathered the storm pretty well," said Ken Harriss, area manager of Oncor Electric.

Harriss said a few outages were reported across the county, but everything was up and running by Tuesday morning.

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures will return by the weekend, with Sunday's high expected to reach 80 degrees.