The nearly week of regular rains have been welcomed. Unfortunately, the cold has damaged some blooming plants such as my Asian magnolia. The winds help in clearing dead limbs and such. If you have a limb grinder you could add them to you compost for you garden.
Remember, in planning for you garden this year its important to remember the drought and don't plant too much that needs regular watering. This will save you money on wasted plants that die (like I did) or on plants that are not going to thrive.