Rain continues to pound Augusta area



A portion of East Boundary near Laney-Walker Boulevard was shut down Monday afternoon because of flooding, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said. According to a National Weather Service news release, an apartment complex in that area experienced flooding.

Columbia County dispatch and the North Augusta Department of Public Safety said there were no weather-related issues reported Monday.

Jim Kilmer, of the weather service, said Augusta Regional Airport received 1.53 inches of rain Monday. About 1.4 inches fell in 45 minutes.

Expect more rain for the remainder of the week, Kilmer said. There is a 30 percent chance of rain for today and Wednesday. The threat continues Thursday, where there is a 60 percent chance in the daytime and a 50 percent chance at night. Friday has a 70 percent chance of rain, and Saturday is predicted to have a 60 percent chance.

As of Monday, the Augusta area had received more than three inches of rain in July. Augusta’s wettest July was in 1906, when 14 inches fell at Bush Field, Kilmer said.

Augusta is coming off of its wettest June in history. The city measured 10.83 inches of rainfall, beating the 2004 record by nearly a quarter-inch.

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