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First State drying out after Monday torrential rains

Rain drenched the First State Monday causing minor flooding.

Nearly four inches of rain fell in parts of Kent County

And National Weather Service Meteorologist Lance Franck says that’s almost as much the county usually sees in a whole month.


"In the space of one to two days it's a significant amount of rainfall. And that did lead to some flooding problems, as well, especially on area roadways," said Franck.

Franck says a tropical air mass had a lot to do with the wet weather.

New Castle County saw under two inches of rain, while parts of Sussex County saw up to three inches.


Franck says the state should get a chance to dry out a bit over the next few days with forecast calling for a little break from wet weather.

"There’s not hot weather on the horizon. Temperatures still look below average going forward over the next week," said Franck.

The National Weather Service says temperatures should hold under average over the next week, landing in the upper-70s to low-80s.