The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Chantal has degenerated into a tropical wave.
The remnants of the system are expected to spread over Jamaica and eastern Cuba Thursday, and then to the northwestern Bahamas and over or near Florida by Friday.
Computer models earlier this week projected Chantal on a possible path toward South Carolina, but the weakened system has slowed and is not expected to impact our region.
Nevertheless, it's likely we'll have plenty of other rain over the next several days.
The National Weather Service says to expect anywhere from three to five inches of rainfall in the Midlands from other weather systems moving across the country.
Measurements at Columbia Metropolitan Airport show nearly nine inches of rain since June 1st.
The Southeast Regional Climate Center says the period from June 1st to July 9th has been the 19th wettest ever for those dates.
(Graphic source: National Hurricane Center/NOAA)