It seems that way when you have the battle between fall and tropical weather systems! Such an interesting weather combo the past few days with a cut off upper level low, surface features including a tight pressure gradient resulting in a strong easterly flow off the Atlantic, remnants of Ida and Major Hurricane Joaquin. The result has been this water hose of moisture across South Carolina resulting in catastrophic flooding, perhaps an event that occurs every 1000 years. Wow! I can't help but wonder if the fact that the strong El Nino present had anything to do with this wacky weather pattern.
The pounding rain in South Carolina starts to let up on Monday but not after dumping an additional 10 to 15 inches. Meanwhile we'll just see spotty showers and drizzle develop with lingering clouds and slightly milder temperatures. Major Hurricane Joaquin continues to slowly weaken and is racing northeastward but will have major impacts on the island of Bermuda today.
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Meteorologist