Monday’s storms dumped at least 3 inches of rain on some parts of the Charlotte region, while some areas saw barely a trace.
The greatest amount appears to have fallen in York County, S.C., with possibly over 4 inches between Tega Cay and Winthrop University, said Neil Dixon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.
Between 3 and 4 inches fell in Gaston County from Cramerton to South Carolina, Dixon said.
Charlotte’s highest recorded amount appears to have been the 2.93 inches recorded in the Coffee Creek Basin, off South Tryon Street and Arrowood Road, Dixon said. That raised the creek’s level to 5.14 inches, still well below the flood stage of 13 feet, Dixon said.
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The airport, on the other hand, saw just 0.59 inches Monday afternoon and evening.
Since Jan. 1, 17.12 inches of rain have fallen at the airport, on par with the 17.3 inches by this time last year, Dixon said.
Still, the region remains 3.25 inches below what historically has fallen in the region, Dixon said. “We normally should be at 20.37 inches,” he said.
Iredell County also exemplified Monday’s wild swings in rainfall: While only 0.18 inches fell in Mooresville, 1.2 inches were dumped on Statesville.
No flooding was reported in the Charlotte region, unlike in Greenville, S.C., where 4.14 inches fell in three hours, Dixon said. Multiple vehicles stalled in high waters, and at least one person had to be rescued, he said.
Charlotte has a 50-percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, with the chance plummeting to 20 percent Tuesday night and Wednesday. The chance increases to a still-slight 30 percent Thursday and Friday, according to the National Weather Service.