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Recent rains are case of haves, have nots

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Drivers navigate a wet Woodruff Road in Greenville County. (File/FOX Carolina) Drivers navigate a wet Woodruff Road in Greenville County. (File/FOX Carolina)

Soaking rains covered parts the western Carolinas on Sunday and Monday, creating relief from drought conditions for some, while others are still hoping for relief.

The U.S. Drought Monitor has placed much of the Upstate of South Carolina under a severe drought, which is the third-highest level on its scale.

According to the National Weather Service, during the past two days, Spartanburg picked up 2 inches of rain, compared to Greenville's 1.67 inches and Anderson's 1.02 inches. The big winner was Clemson, with the Weather Service reporting a total of 3.37 inches of rain during the two-day time period.

Greenwood, which is in a worse drought state than most of the Upstate, picked up the least rain of any Upstate location. The Weather Service reported only 0.89 inches of rain for the city.

FOX Carolina viewers also took some measurements at their homes. Jack, of Lyman, reported 2.28 inches of rain at his home, and Howard, of Six Mile, reported 3.84 inches at his home.

In less-dry western North Carolina, the Weather Service reported a total of 1.23 inches of rain in Asheville.

Despite the recent soaker, most locations remain below average for rainfall this year. The Weather Service said Greenville is 4.53 inches below average. Asheville was 1.7 inches shy of average.

FOX Carolina Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said there are chances for scattered storms on both Tuesday and Wednesday, before skies clear and temperatures warm up.

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