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System dumps 4 inches of rainfall on Columbus area

A weather system that has stalled over Columbus since Sunday has dumped nearly 4 inches of rain in the region and more is on the way.

"This is all coming from a system that stalled out," said Bob Jeswald, chief meteorologist for WRBL News 3.

Jeswald said the area could see another half-inch or more rain before the system moves out on Wednesday. "This is bringing waves of rain," he said.

The rainfall has already swelled springs and creeks, many flowing into the Chattahoochee River.

For the year, the frequent rainfall has put Columbus 2 inches over normal rain for the month and the year but hasn't wiped out drought conditions. "It is a temporary relief from drought conditions," Jeswald said.

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