It is helpful to know that most plants require about an inch of water per week. A rain gauge is a vaulable tool for keeping up with that as is the Almanac page of wral.com which gives yesterday's precipitation totals (http://www.wral.com/weather/almanac/).
I hope to plant my seedlings in the garden on Friday, waiting until after mid-April. The potatoes went in yesterday.
Spring, my favorite time of year!