Gen.1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so...
Gen.2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground...
4 For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
9:13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth...the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. KJV
note: southwest clouds-photo by JGL