Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Heavy rains led to flash flooding in parts of the Midlands Saturday night.
The showers began a little after 7 p.m., and continued for almost three hours, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flash flooding warning for Richland County.
The Columbia Metropolitan Airport recorded 3.27 inches of rain, while Williams-Brice Stadium saw about 2.80 inches.
At Rocky Branch Creek on Whaley Street in Columbia, a flood-prone area near the University of South Carolina campus, the waters rose to 10.36 feet, about three feet higher than flood stage. When News19 went out to that area, we found one vehicle submerged in water almost up to its car windows.
The Columbia Police Department closed off some roads in the city's Five Points district because of higher than normal waters. Officers also patrolled the area to make sure no one got stranded in vehicles, and by 11 p.m., roads were reopened.
Across the bridge in West Columbia, street flooding was also reported, and some roads were briefly shut down.
It was the second straight day Columbia saw heavy rain, and the pattern may continue for at least one more day: the current forecast is for more showers and storms on Sunday.