We've had some really strong downpours today. The majority of the rain has fallen in a slow, lazy way. That's good for the dry soil. I'd prefer that over the downpours. Quantity isn't everything. Less than 2" has fallen over the past 32 hours.
Tonight, the rain is going to continue until after midnight. By 10am, it will be sunny and struggling to reach the 70 degree mark. Fall is under way.
The helianthus is about to pop.
No sign of toppling, either. I'm gonna have to take a clump of this with me.