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Harvey's rainfall sets all-time record

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 17:36:00-04

The National Weather Service announced on Tuesday that the rain gauge in Cedar Bayou, Texas set a new record for a single storm with 51.88 inches of rain from Hurricane Harvey. 

The 51.88-inch mark notches a record in the continental United States. 

The previous record was 48 inches.

Cedar Bayou is located roughly 25 miles east of Houston.

According to the National Weather Service, another 2-3 inches of rain is expected to fall by tomorrow night in Cedar Bayou.