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Scattered downpours could cause more flood concerns

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It's been a soggy 36 hours, with more than 5" of rain having fallen in the Pickens County area, and more than 2" in Greenville.  Isolated morning rain will continue to develop into some pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall, so areas that have seen flooding Tuesday could once again be in trouble today if a cell sets up right over the same area.  Overall, expect plenty of cloud cover and cooler-than-average temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s, with the potential for another inch or so of rain by late tonight.

We should start to see a little more sunshine mixed in with some clouds on Thursday, and slightly drier weather.  However, with the humid air and temperatures reaching into the low to mid 80s, scattered showers and thunderstorms are still possible, especially into the afternoon, with any of the storms potentially bringing locally heavy rainfall.

Crazy fact of the day: typically in one year, the Upstate sees an average of 47.19" of rain.  This year, we've already surpassed that with Jan 1 through Aug 6th bringing 49.07" of rain!  Over the next 5 months, we're sure to see more and add to that total!  The Asheville area typically sees 45.57" a year, with 2013 already bringing 52.35".

With how much rain we've already seen this year, we are looking at the potential for any of the showers and thunderstorms that set up this week to provide ample rain for flood concerns.  Many of these storm cells set up over a city and linger, dropping 1-2" of rain in a very short time period.

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