In spite of the rain and brisk breeze, there were a number of people on Liberty Bridge to check out the falls in action during flooding conditions.
The “Joel Poinsett” statue stoically survives the rainy weather. The rain was badly needed after a dry spell, but the weekend forecast calls for enough rain that may cause more floods in the Upstate area. Many weekend events and festivals have closed due to a high chance of dangerous road flooding with moisture being brought in by the Atlantic storm Joaquin (but no serious winds forecast).
A group has unfurled their umbrellas during a popup afternoon thundershower in One City Plaza. There has been a dry period for the last several weeks, but now a pattern of afternoon popup thundershowers has brought some rain.
How do you protect your shoes in the case of sudden and heavy afternoon showers? Â These ladies just carried them through the unexpected downpour.
Thinking of the old song “Rainy Days & Mondays always get me down…”, nothing can be done about the beginning of the work week, but the rain is another story! Simply put on some protective gear and go outside to play in the rain on your bicycle. Â And what kid doesn’t enjoy splashing in the puddles?
Even so, I wouldn’t recommend this when there may be lightning or high winds like the storms predicted for today. Â This photo was taken on a previous calm rainy day.
I didn’t have the setup for a proper self-portrait in the heavy rain, so this is only a low resolution picture.
Light trails mark the traffic rolling into town from 385 on a rainy evening. Â Many of them are heading toward the Bi-Lo center for an event – some of them are turning into the Church Street parking garage on the right. Â The Bi-Lo center is hosting a Monster Jam event tonight and tomorrow night.
A couple dodges the rain as they pass theÂ Matthew Campbell Studio & Gallery, located on West North Street, just off Main Street. Â The Gallery opened last year and features a variety of art and custom jewelry.
The lights at the Trio Restaurant are very inviting on a rainy evening, as pedestrians need umbrellas to stay dry.
“Joel Poinsett” had to sit on a wet bench this weekend, because there was more rain than usual. Â The rain is welcome however. Â The last report from the SC Climate office listed Greenville county as having aÂ moderate drought condition. Â The statue of Joel Poinsett is located in front of the Poinsett Hotel on Main Street.