September rain soaks parched Treasure Valley

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) -- The driving rain pelted pavement parched by the summer's seemingly unending heatwave

It caused flooding at intersections in downtown Boise Tuesday morning and prompted people to do some puddle jumping -- and it's been awhile since that move was necessary.

"Oh, I love it. It's so refreshing," said Lindsay Deverall of Boise. "I woke up so happy today."

The pounding downpour was welcomed by almost everybody we talked to.

"We need it, very much so we need it," said Dennis Raymon of Boise. "I like the rain."

The thirsty foothills got a good soaking and the runoff choked some drains along Hill Road with with branches and soggy leaves. county highway crews quickly cleared away the debris.

Of course, no warning was sounded by the seven flash flood sirens along the Boise foothills. Remember, they're being phased out because of outdated technology.

As fire season winds down, Tuesday's brief deluge was also a reminder there can be too much of a good thing.