Weather update from WTOC meteorologist John Wetherbee

February 13, 2013 

We've had record-setting rainfall, and now it's time to dry out and cool down.

Yesterday's rain was officially a record-setter: 2.42 inches of rain was measured at the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport yesterday. That beats the 1982 record. Some locations had storm totals over 6 inches, but we're still below normal rainfall levels by 0.2 inches.

We're not quite done with rain. The lingering cold front we've had the past few days is in the middle of Georgia, and moving toward the coast. There's a 30 percent chance of afternoon and early evening showers, but forecasts call for the rain to clear out by 9 p.m.

Skies will clear overnight, and it will turn breezy and cooler. Temperatures will drop to the lower 40s. We'll stay dry until Tuesday as quick-moving and weaker weather features march across our area.

A high pressure system building tonight will be pushed offshore Friday night by the trail of a Great Lakes cold front. Then, another Pacific high pressure system will come in. That will be pushed offshore Sunday evening by a second Great Lakes cold front. A third front will arrive Tuesday -- this time a Pacific cold front -- bringing with it our next chance of rainfall. Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM

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