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Heavy rainfall recorded throughout the state, more on the way in the Midlands

After a heavy bout of rainfall on Sunday, which caused flooding in many areas of the state, even more rain could be on the way, forecasters say.

Nearly 2 inches of rain fell Sunday night near downtown Columbia, according to estimates gathered at the Hamilton-Owens Airport. Areas of Lexington County received more than 2 inches of rain Sunday evening, according to estimates gathered at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

The National Weather Service said there is a 30 percent chance of showers again Monday with a high of 85 degrees, which drops to 20 percent Monday evening with a low of 71 degrees. Tuesday is more of the same, with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day and decreases to 20 percent chance of thunderstorms with a low of 72 Tuesday evening.

The weather service reports a chance of thunderstorms extends into Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as well as into the weekend.

USC kicks off its football season Thursday in Charlotte and the Bojangles’ Southern 500 is scheduled for Sunday at Darlington Raceway.

Charleston and surrounding cities were hit particularly hard as more than 6 inches of rain have fallen in some areas since 5 a.m. Monday, according to the weather service. The National Weather Service reported a flash-flood watch was in effect until 10 a.m. Monday.

Flooding has been reported in the West Ashley area and in some North Charleston neighborhoods. Local media reported some streets in the downtown historic district have been closed as a precaution.

Crews also have been dispatched to remove debris from a mudslide reported at around 7:30 a.m. near I-526.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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