Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Heavy rains led to street-level flooding in several parts of Columbia Tuesday night.
PHOTOS: Flooding in Columbia
A wave of severe storm cells began moving through the Midlands around 3 p.m. The most intense system first moved through the Chapin and Irmo areas; in that region, Doppler radar indicated winds as high as 60 miles an hour.
The cell then moved south into Columbia, where it caused downpours and soaked flood-prone areas of the city. Owens-Hamilton Airport recorded 2.26 inches of rain between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Of that total, 1.85 inches fell in just 27 minutes.
The intersection of Main and Whaley Street near USC's campus flooded, as it frequently does, closing the intersection and stalling cars that tried to pass through the water. There also was flooding in the Shandon and Rosewood neighborhoods and near Millwood and Devine Streets.