Dayton breaks 74-year daily rainfall record Sunday

FILE PHOTO: Two people run in the rain in Dayton. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

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FILE PHOTO: Two people run in the rain in Dayton. JIM NOELKER / STAFF

A rainy Sunday broke a 74-year-old daily rainfall record in Dayton.

The city received 2.64 inches of rain Sunday, breaking the previous record of 1.47 inches for July 17 set in 1948, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

ExploreShowers, thunderstorms today; Flood Watch issued for some

The region could break additional rainfall records this week, with showers and storms forecasted for Monday and Wednesday.

The record for rainfall on July 18 of 1.47 inches was set in 1942, according to NWS.

Showers and storm chances are expected to taper off as the day continues today, but the risk of rain will remain through sundown.

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