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Flash flood watch for much of soggy South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Forecasters have issued a flash flood watch for much of soggy South Carolina, saying it won't take a lot of rain to cause major flooding.

The National Weather Service said Thursday's watch is for areas north and west of a line from Orangeburg to Sumter to Cheraw.

Forecasters say a weak cold front will enhance chances for heavy rain. They say all it will take is an inch or 2 of rain in a short time to cause major flooding.

The weather service says nearly 43 inches of rain have fallen at the Greenville-Spartanburg airport in 2013, making it the second wettest year ever recorded to date. The Columbia airport has received 9 inches of rain since the start of June and Charleston has had 15.24 inches of rain.

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