FIRST ALERT: Rain set daily rainfall records; flash flood watch in effect for most of Lowcountry

VIDEO: Friday morning's heavy rains cause Lowcountry flooding problems

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Friday morning’s heavy rainfall set daily records at the airport and downtown Charleston measuring stations.

The National Weather Service says 2.73 inches of rain fell at the Charleston International Airport while the weather station in downtown Charleston recorded 2.4 inches of rain. Both measurements set daily records.

A flash flood warning expired at 11:30 a.m. Friday, but a flash flood watch is in effect for most of the Lowcountry through Saturday.

As of 11 a.m., unofficial precipitation reports across portions of the Tri-County area ranged from about one inch to nearly four inches of rain.

An area of low pressure with a cold front approaches the region into Friday evening. Rain will be heavy at times and could be associated with some thunder on Friday night with rain totaling anywhere from 2-4 inches.

Some of the rain will be sticking around through Saturday morning but should clear out around Saturday afternoon or evening.

“A few leftover showers are possible into Saturday,” Meteorologist Joey Sovine said. “However, this should be a much drier and warmer weekend with highs in the 60s.”

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The outlook is a little brighter headed into next week with highs around 60 on Sunday and Monday with the sun making a return on Monday morning.

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