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Houston sets single-day record as July Fourth rain pummels the city

The National Weather Service said the Fourth of July in Houston was the wettest on record as heavy rain inundated streets, parks and other places.

NWS meteorologist Molly Merrifield said Thursday that the official July Fourth rain total for Houston, recorded at Bush Intercontinental Airport, was 4.19 inches. But she said about 8 inches fell in other areas.

The prior record of 3.49 inches was set in 1942. Rainfall records for Houston date to 1892.

The rain mostly tapered off by Wednesday afternoon.

The weather service said the flooding was typical for Houston and didn’t come close to the devastating floods caused last year by Hurricane Harvey.

Houston canceled its holiday concert and festival due to the rain, but not its fireworks display.

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