Two southwestern Saskatchewan communities made out like bandits for rainfall the last few days.

Maple Creek led the province obtaining a whopping 76 millimetres and Cypress Hills was close in tow with 70 millimetres.

Upslope winds combined with the low-pressure system from Montana created favourable rainy conditions, Terri Lang, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada, said.

"Northerly and northeasterly flow up the slopes of Cypress Hills and the higher elevations and when air is forced up like that it tends to condense and enhance the precipitation," she said. "It was an excellent rainfall for them."

Rockglen received 43 millimetres, Eastend picked up 42 millimetres, Val Marie collected 39 millimetres, Swift Current recorded 23 millimetres, and Leader registered 19 millimetres.

"I'm calling it a drought denter, like it won't alleviate the drought but it will put a good dent in things," she said. "The heaviest rain fell where it was needed."

Some rainfall could make its way back into the southwest region come Sunday night or Monday morning but for now a ridge of high pressure will move in with sunny skies and warm temperatures.