Lexington received a historic rainfall Thursday night. Here are the records set.

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While many people slept, Lexington received a heavy rain that will go into the record books.

Thursday’s rainfall of 3.42 inches set a new single-day record for Oct. 4., and the amount made Thursday the second-wettest of any October day in Lexington history, according to the National Weather Service. Much of the rain fell from 10:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The wettest October day in Lexington history occurred in 2007 with 4.33 inches, the weather service said. The previous record amount for an Oct. 4 date was a mere 1.44 inches in 1990.

The rain and subsequent flooding Thursday night into Friday morning led to 10 non-injury crashes and two injury crashes, Lexington police said. Police also had to do four water rescues of people trapped in their vehicles.

Rain fell throughout the whole city and was not concentrated in one particular area, police said.

It comes after a historic September, when Lexington had its wettest September on record, according to the weather service. More than 10 inches of rain fell last month in Lexington.

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