Tonight: More rain is possible through the evening and perhaps some rain overnight and early Wednesday morning. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.
Wednesday: It’s not going to rain all day long, but we will experience rounds of rain. The threat for flash flooding may increase even more due to the slow-moving nature of the thunderstorms and saturated soils. Rain rates may be around 2 to 4 inches per hour.
A Flood Watch has been issued for Southwest Mississippi and neighboring Louisiana parishes. The watch may get expanded south to include the I-10/I-12 corridor and the watch may get extended to Thursday. Either way, excessive runoff could lead to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, low-lying areas, and flood-prone areas. Rivers are expected to stay below flood stage for now.
Thursday: High rain chances continue into Thursday. Again, we will need to watch for pockets of heavy rain and localized flooding. Areas of fog overnight.
Friday & Weekend: Rain chances should come down just a touch on Friday and even into the weekend. Showers and storms will likely be more confined to the peak heating hours of the day, which would be around late morning through the early evening hours. Highs in the 80s. Some spots may briefly top out near 90 degrees over the weekend. Heat indices will likely be back up in the upper 90s and lower 100s.
Next Week: More daily storms in the forecast with highs in the 80s. Seven-day rain totals are around 3 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts over 5 inches expected.
Tracking the Tropics: A few waves have the attention from the National Hurricane Center. The closest one would be in the Caribbean in a few days. Models have hinted the potential for a storm to develop in the Caribbean by the weekend. Definitely bears watching. No imminent threats for now. Keep in mind, most hurricanes develop during the months of August, September, and October, on average.
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