Weather update from WTOC meteorologist John Wetherbee

February 26, 2013 

We had some incredibly heavy rainfall this morning, including a thunderstorm that generated an early morning tornado warning. Flooding continues in some areas, but we expect no more rain and cooler temperatures for the rest of the week.

The greatest amount of 24-hour rainfall measured was at the WTCO offices, where gauges measured 2.20 inches. At the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, the total was 1.72 inches. Rainfall totals at Savannah State and Coffee Bluff were over an inch, but in Hardeeville only 0.10 inches of rain was measured. In St. Simons, the total was 0.05 inches.

It all adds up to 9.73 inches of rain for the month. Normal February rainfall is 2.50 inches. But some inland counties are reporting unofficial totals of more than 15 inches of rain this month. It's going to take awhile for watersheds to drain, so there will be "aggravated" flood stages for some rivers in Georgia. Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM

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