If you’re thinking, ‘We sure had a lot of rain today,’ you might be right.
Though it’s uncertain whether the total rainfall will break any records for the Midlands just yet, as of 5 p.m. Sunday, 1.27 inches had fallen in Columbia, according to National Weather Service gauges at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Those totals were on par with totals recorded for the southwest area of the state which also received steady rainfall. According to gauges at the Augusta Regional Airport, 1.25 inches had fallen across the Augusta-Aiken area as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
Whether or not Sunday’s rainfall will break records though will depend on what will happen toward the end of the evening Sunday when another “broad line of showers” coming from South Central Georgia moves into the area. Area forecasters are expecting at least another half inch if the line holds together, but that might only bring the total to 1.77 inches.
The record for Nov. 23, 1942 for Columbia was 1.95 inches.