This picture from the Lexington, SC Police Department shows how extensive some of the flooding was after historic rainfall this weekend. This particular picture was taken at the Gibson Pond and Park, which shows a significant amount of damage and standing water.
Nearly 2ft. of Rain!
Thanks to the National Weather Service of out Charleston, WV for the image below, which shows radar estimated rainfall from 8am Thursday to 8AM Sunday. Note that some areas in North and South Carolina saw nearly 20″+ rainfall. Incredibly, there was a report of 24.23″ in Charleston County, SC!
“Charleston in South Carolina has been dealing with a truly remarkable flooding event! There have been numerous reports of 15-20″ of rainfall from Columbia to Charleston (SC) since the event began, with more extremely heavy rainfall occurring today. If you know anyone in that area, we urge you to remind them to stay safe, and never drive through flooded roadways.”
Heavy Rain Continues
While rains continued across parts of the Carolinas AM Wednesday, the heaviest/steadiest rainfall shifted from South Carolina to North Carolina. The yellow and orange colors below suggests steady moderate to heavy rainfall.
Additional Rainfall Potential
According to NOAA’s HPC, the 2 day rainfall forecast suggests an additional 1″ to nearly 2″ along the North Carolina coast.
Here’s a look at the steering winds from early Monday and note the upper level low located over Florida. This will continue to slowly slide east over the next couple of days, which means that heavy rainfall will continue to slowly slide east today/tonight.
Improving Weather Conditions
After record setting/historic rainfall this weekend, weather conditions will slowly improve through midweek. Note that mostly sunny skies return Wednesday and Thursday, but rain may return as early as Friday.
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