Much needed rain began falling in Altus and the surrounding area Friday morning, May 23. This good steady soaker is predicted to leave measurable rainfall on local parched yards and fields. Scattered thunderstorms are forecast through next Friday, putting a damper on some Memorial Day Weekend plans, and even local graduation ceremonies. The Altus High School graduation, set for this evening, has been moved from the football stadium to the Altus High School auditorium. Look for the steady rains to drop temperatures into the 70s during the day, and into the low 60s at night.