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Flood threat over, but showers still possible

SCDOT crews closed the Burke St. bridge because of rising waters. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) SCDOT crews closed the Burke St. bridge because of rising waters. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Rain totals from Thursday and Friday's storms. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) Rain totals from Thursday and Friday's storms. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
A fallen tree blocks John B. White Sr. Blvd. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) A fallen tree blocks John B. White Sr. Blvd. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
SCDOT crews closed the Burke St. bridge because of rising waters. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina) SCDOT crews closed the Burke St. bridge because of rising waters. (Aug. 1, 2014/FOX Carolina)
A sinkhole formed along Haywood Road near Airport Road. (July 31, 2014/FOX Carolina) A sinkhole formed along Haywood Road near Airport Road. (July 31, 2014/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Some relief from the rain has begun after more than 4 inches of rain fell in parts of the Upstate, but showers will return.

FOX Carolina's Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said Greenville County had the most rain in the area Thursday, recording nearly 4 inches at Greenville Downtown Airport.

GSP set a rainfall record with 2.94 inches for July 31. In the past 24 hours, some have seen 6 inches in the Mauldin area, while parts of Spartanburg County are at nearly 3 inches and parts of Anderson County have seen more than 5 inches so far.

Though a flash flood watch was canceled, drivers should use caution in already saturated areas. 

The rising waters of a creek shut down the Burke Street bridge at Carolina Drive, according to Spartanburg County Roads. They said the bridge will open back up once the water recedes.

Dispatchers in Spartanburg County said they have received calls about weather-related power outages and downed trees. At one point, Duke Energy had more than 3,000 customers without power, but only a few hundred remained in the dark later in the morning.

A large tree fell across John B. White Sr. Boulevard in Spartanburg early Friday morning, closing the road at East Crescent Road.

Chief Meteorologist Kendra Kent said that light showers will be scattered across the Upstate and mountains through this evening and tonight, but widespread rain isn't expected for the rest of today. Clouds will stick around tonight with overnight lows in the lower 60s for the mountains and mid 60s in the Upstate.

It will stay mostly cloudy on Saturday, with scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms possible. Conditions will slowly get drier going into next week.

Rain chances will continue throughout the weekend into Monday as well.

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