Wet setup in City Park

Dozens of portable bathrooms arrived at Emmett City Park on Sunday, despite heavy rain, to be ready for the opening of the 2022 Cherry Festival on Wednesday.

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The weather whims of 2022 continue to keep Gem County on its collective toes but despite near record rainfall on Sunday, it appears that Cherry Festival week is going to be met with warmer and dryer weather.

The National Weather Service reported rainfall exceeding 2 inches falling in parts of Gem County over the weekend, with Emmett getting about 1.4 inches in a 24-hour period of time. The area normally averages just over 1 inch for the entire month of June.

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