After a wet start to the summer, rain has been harder to come by of late.
With the entire state in at least severe drought and the hottest days still ahead, the city has issued an advisory to limit water usage.
There's another meteorological powerhouse already in place that could put a pin in California's stormy ambitions.
West Coast weather was turned upside down this weekend when Southern California saw more rain in one day than it saw in all of January.
The heavily populated region of southeast Florida just got upgraded to "extreme" drought levels by the U.S. Drought Monitor.
As of Thursday, no part of Texas is in an extreme drought anymore. The National Weather Service says the drought is "all but over."
Ground-quenching rainfall totals in excess of 2.5 inches fell on Monday night, mostly across parts of northern Maryland.
A weather system from the Gulf of Alaska is forecast to take a plunge towards central and southern California, delivering an unusual dose of Mid-May rain and snow.
The Bay Area needs at least 40 inches of rain to bust the drought by next year. They might see an inch this week.
As of April 1, California snowpack is a startling 5 percent of normal, by far the lowest on record.