Morning showers helped push rainfall totals to a new all-time record at the Charleston International Airport.
"We've seen about two inches of rain this morning," Meteorologist Justin Lock said Monday at noon. "That is the wettest November on record and we're only nine days in."
With Monday's rainfall, the total for the month is already at 7.70 inches, Lock said. That beats the previous record of 7.35 inches set in 1972. For the year, we stand at 71.70 inches, slightly less than two inches below the all-time wettest year, 1964, during which 72.99 inches of rain fell.
Lock said another half-inch to full-inch of rain expected into the evening could cause or intensify flooding, and a flash flood watch remains in effect through 7 p.m.
Tropical Storm Kate formed earlier Monday, but Lock said the storm system over the Lowcountry should help keep Kate off the Lowcountry coast.