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Soaking Spring Turns Into a Soggy Summer

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June was the 7th wettest month in South Carolina history. Now, July is following that pattern. It's dampening summer plans across the Upstate.

"It's hard to try so hard to put something together and have it not pan out," says Sara Roman, a swim coach with Swim Association Invitational League (SAIL) in Greenville.

SAIL has had to cancel most of this year's swim meets. The cancellations have been frustrating for parents and coaches. The kids, however, have kind of enjoyed it.

"They're out to have fun, it's exciting for them if something gets canceled because of the rain," Roman says.

The rain has caused problems for other people too. Splashy Joe's in Anderson has seen a decrease in customers on rainy days, even though they stay open.

"At a water park it really doesn't make a difference, the more rain the better," says owner, Joe DeMartini.

When high winds or lightning picks up, then he has to close. Usually, once the lightning passes he lets the kids back on the rides.

Across the Upstate events have had to be canceled. Downtown Alive has been canceled four times. Music on Main has had three rain and outs as had the Anderson Block Party.

Thursday's Fourth of July events will go on as scheduled for now in both Greenville and Spartanburg.

The City of Pickens has canceled their day activities on Thursday because of wet weather. The concert featuring Chris Sligh is being moved inside to the East Pickens Baptist Church at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks are still scheduled for 10 p.m. over Main Street.

Clemsonfest has been rescheduled. It was scheduled for July 3 but is being moved to July 6, because of the rainy forecast.

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