The Greer Chamber of Commerce made an exception feeling good about an all-day rain in GreerToday. The last day in July will be memorable in the relief the rains are bringing to the drought-stricken Upstate.
Cars parked a little bit closer to Trade Street businesses and restaurants today as steady rain drenched downtown. It just made for more requests for soup at downtown restaurants.
The steady, soaking rain began falling at 8:50 this morning and has continued through most of the day. As of 6 p.m. rainfall measured 2.7 inches at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport at Greer, the upstate's official weather station. Flash floor warnings were posted until 8 p.m. tonigh.
It was a welcome relief from the drought-stricken greater Greer area.
The forecast calls for continued showers with a 65 percent through the rest of the day falling to 30 percent later this evening. There is only a 20 percent chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday with temperatures steadily climbing to 90 degrees through the mid-90s later in the week.
The lunch business in downtown Greer was brisk. Some high school football teams moved their practice times or worked out inside before lunch.