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  • Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

    Tropical Storm Watch & Storm Surge Watch issued for MS Gulf Coast

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:53 AM EDT2018-05-26 05:53:16 GMT

    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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    Alberto is forecast to become a fully tropical storm Saturday and then will move into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend.

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  • Subtropical or tropical... what's the difference?

    Subtropical or tropical... what's the difference?

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:58:14 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-05-25 14:58:14 GMT
    Subtropical systems are a mix of tropical and extratropical systems.Subtropical systems are a mix of tropical and extratropical systems.

    What exactly is a subtropical storm and how is it different from a tropical storm?

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    What exactly is a subtropical storm and how is it different from a tropical storm?

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  • What is an Invest? Tropical terms explained

    What is an Invest? Tropical terms explained

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 8:01 AM EDT2018-05-22 12:01:23 GMT
    These are the terms meteorologists common use to describe tropical activity.These are the terms meteorologists common use to describe tropical activity.

    All tropical activity can be easily split into two categories: unnamed disturbances and named tropical systems.

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    All tropical activity can be easily split into two categories: unnamed disturbances and named tropical systems.

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  • Unsettled weather over Gulf may bring tropical downpours this week

    Unsettled weather over Gulf may bring tropical downpours this week

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:07 AM EDT2018-05-20 15:07:32 GMT

    South Mississippi has skipped over spring, right into summer. 

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    South Mississippi has skipped over spring, right into summer. 

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  • Pass Christian Wind damage likely caused by downburst

    Pass Christian Wind damage likely caused by downburst

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:39:17 GMT
    Roof partially blown off Shaggy's in Pass Christian. (Photo Source: Gwendolyn Foster Bilbo)Roof partially blown off Shaggy's in Pass Christian. (Photo Source: Gwendolyn Foster Bilbo)

    Strong to severe storms have popped up across South Mississippi Friday afternoon causing wind damage in Pass Christian.

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    Strong to severe storms have popped up across South Mississippi Friday afternoon causing wind damage in Pass Christian.

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  • Damage reported in George County after large hail, strong storms

    Damage reported in George County after large hail, strong storms

    Thursday, May 17 2018 3:51 PM EDT2018-05-17 19:51:50 GMT
    Hail reported from the Barton community near the George and Jackson county line on Thursday afternoon.Hail reported from the Barton community near the George and Jackson county line on Thursday afternoon.

    Severe thunderstorms are leaving a trail of damage across parts of George and Jackson counties.

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    Severe thunderstorms are leaving a trail of damage across parts of George and Jackson counties.

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  • Gulf low stays east, to make "landfall" Wednesday

    Gulf low stays east, to make "landfall" Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 15 2018 12:17 PM EDT2018-05-15 16:17:57 GMT
    Forecast models indicate the Gulf low will make a "landfall" along the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, staying well east of South MS.Forecast models indicate the Gulf low will make a "landfall" along the Florida panhandle on Wednesday, staying well east of South MS.

    New model information on Tuesday is leading to even higher confidence that South Mississippi will be spared from any heavy tropical rainfall this week,

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    New model information on Tuesday is leading to even higher confidence that South Mississippi will be spared from any heavy tropical rainfall this week,

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  • Tropical moisture surges towards the coast this week

    Tropical moisture surges towards the coast this week

    Sunday, May 13 2018 8:25 PM EDT2018-05-14 00:25:31 GMT

    After weeks of dry weather, a pattern shift will bring the chance for daily afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 

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    After weeks of dry weather, a pattern shift will bring the chance for daily afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 

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  • Mother's Day Forecast

    Mother's Day Forecast

    Sunday, May 13 2018 7:56 AM EDT2018-05-13 11:56:16 GMT

    Mother Nature is gifting mothers across the coast with beautiful weather. 

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    Mother Nature is gifting mothers across the coast with beautiful weather. 

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  • Behind the Scenes: Hurricane Awareness Tour

    Behind the Scenes: Hurricane Awareness Tour

    Thursday, May 10 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-05-10 11:26:29 GMT
    This G-4 jet is used to take pictures of atmospheric conditions during a storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)This G-4 jet is used to take pictures of atmospheric conditions during a storm. (Photo Source: WLOX)

    Two weeks from Friday, hurricane season will officially begin on June. Are you prepared?

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    Two weeks from Friday, hurricane season will officially begin on June. Are you prepared?

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  • Near-record heat for early May

    Near-record heat for early May

    Monday, May 7 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-05-07 14:30:27 GMT
    Near-record heat across much of the southern U.S. thanks to an upper ridge of high pressure to our west.Near-record heat across much of the southern U.S. thanks to an upper ridge of high pressure to our west.

    Forecast afternoon temperatures near 90 degrees for Monday and Tuesday will come close to setting new records for the Biloxi area.

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    Forecast afternoon temperatures near 90 degrees for Monday and Tuesday will come close to setting new records for the Biloxi area.

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  • Waterspout activity increasing as summer approaches

    Waterspout activity increasing as summer approaches

    Sunday, May 6 2018 2:38 PM EDT2018-05-06 18:38:24 GMT

    As summertime approaches, afternoon showers and thunderstorms will soon become a normal part of life here in south Mississippi. 

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    As summertime approaches, afternoon showers and thunderstorms will soon become a normal part of life here in south Mississippi. 

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  • TROPICS: Watching area near Bahamas

    TROPICS: Watching area near Bahamas

    Friday, May 4 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-05-04 17:31:10 GMT
    An upper system near the Bahamas is expected to stay east of the Gulf of Mexico as a weekend cold front protects South Mississippi from any possible impact.An upper system near the Bahamas is expected to stay east of the Gulf of Mexico as a weekend cold front protects South Mississippi from any possible impact.

    Locally heavy rains and gusty winds are possible over portions of the Bahamas and southern Florida through this weekend. 

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    Locally heavy rains and gusty winds are possible over portions of the Bahamas and southern Florida through this weekend. 

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  • Termite swarms spotted in South Mississippi

    Termite swarms spotted in South Mississippi

    Friday, May 4 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-05-04 13:37:47 GMT
    Termite swarms spotted in South MississippiTermite swarms spotted in South Mississippi
    Termite swarms spotted in South MississippiTermite swarms spotted in South Mississippi

    Termite swarms were caught on camera this week in South Mississippi. Video from the Gulfport area showed swarms of termites flying around well-lit areas on Thursday night.

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    Termite swarms were caught on camera this week in South Mississippi. Video from the Gulfport area showed swarms of termites flying around well-lit areas on Thursday night.

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  • High pressure keeps away big rain systems

    High pressure keeps away big rain systems

    Tuesday, May 1 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-05-01 14:19:40 GMT
    High pressure keeps rain systems away from our region this weekHigh pressure keeps rain systems away from our region this week

    We can expect little to no rain this week in South Mississippi. And it's all thanks to a high pressure system in control of our weather pattern. High pressure is still generally in control of our weather pattern across the southeastern United States. So that means no big rain systems this week. But, it's warm enough and humid enough that a few isolated pop-up showers can't be ruled out each day. "This high pressure works to press down on the air in the atmosphere," said WL...

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    We can expect little to no rain this week in South Mississippi. And it's all thanks to a high pressure system in control of our weather pattern. High pressure is still generally in control of our weather pattern across the southeastern United States. So that means no big rain systems this week. But, it's warm enough and humid enough that a few isolated pop-up showers can't be ruled out each day. "This high pressure works to press down on the air in the atmosphere," said WL...

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  • April's Full Pink Moon rises Sunday

    April's Full Pink Moon rises Sunday

    Friday, April 27 2018 10:08 AM EDT2018-04-27 14:08:52 GMT
    April's Full Pink Moon rises over South Mississippi on Sunday eveningApril's Full Pink Moon rises over South Mississippi on Sunday evening

    No, the moon will not change color. It will look just like any typical full moon when it rises on the evening of Sunday April 29 2018 at 7:23 P.M.

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    No, the moon will not change color. It will look just like any typical full moon when it rises on the evening of Sunday April 29 2018 at 7:23 P.M.

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  • Tornadoes barely missed South Mississippi on Sunday

    Tornadoes barely missed South Mississippi on Sunday

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-04-23 16:47:36 GMT
    Several twisters were reported on Sunday April 22, 2018 across the central Gulf Coast region. This was one from southeast Louisiana near Galliano.Several twisters were reported on Sunday April 22, 2018 across the central Gulf Coast region. This was one from southeast Louisiana near Galliano.

    Sunday was soggy in South Mississippi. Numerous showers dumped about an inch of rainfall in the area and tornadoes were reported across our region.

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    Sunday was soggy in South Mississippi. Numerous showers dumped about an inch of rainfall in the area and tornadoes were reported across our region.

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  • It'll be a soggy Sunday across the coast

    It'll be a soggy Sunday across the coast

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:29:55 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is tracking another storm system that will bring the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms Sunday.

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  • The April night and morning sky

    The April night and morning sky

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:47:53 GMT

    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

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    You can see Venus and Jupiter in the night sky. Then in the morning, before sunrise, you can spot Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. Then, on April 22, the Lyrid Meteor Shower peaks with 20 bright meteors per hour visible to the eye.

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  • NWS confirms 5 tornadoes touched down in South MS Saturday

    NWS confirms 5 tornadoes touched down in South MS Saturday

    Thursday, April 19 2018 7:05 PM EDT2018-04-19 23:05:43 GMT

    The National Weather Service office out of New Orleans has completed damage surveys on four tornadoes that touched down in South Mississippi Saturday. 

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    The National Weather Service office out of New Orleans has completed damage surveys on four tornadoes that touched down in South Mississippi Saturday. 

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  • Most rivers below flood

    Most rivers below flood

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 10:21 AM EDT2018-04-17 14:21:15 GMT
    Recent rising river water along a South Mississippi riverRecent rising river water along a South Mississippi river

    As a result of last weekend's heavy rain, rivers in South Mississippi rose above flood stage. But, as of 8:00 AM April 17th, most local rivers have fallen below flood stage. However, the Pascagoula and Pearl rivers continue to slowly rise.

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    As a result of last weekend's heavy rain, rivers in South Mississippi rose above flood stage. But, as of 8:00 AM April 17th, most local rivers have fallen below flood stage. However, the Pascagoula and Pearl rivers continue to slowly rise.

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  • Storm damage possible this weekend

    Storm damage possible this weekend

    Friday, March 9 2018 8:45 AM EST2018-03-09 13:45:54 GMT
    Storms possible this weekendStorms possible this weekend
    (Photo Source: WLOX)(Photo Source: WLOX)

    This weekend, there will be a potential for severe damaging weather like tornadoes and straight-line damaging winds in South Mississippi.

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    This weekend, there will be a potential for severe damaging weather like tornadoes and straight-line damaging winds in South Mississippi.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Flooding the main threat Saturday night

    FIRST ALERT: Flooding the main threat Saturday night

    Saturday, April 14 2018 8:31 PM EDT2018-04-15 00:31:35 GMT
    (Source: WLOX)(Source: WLOX)

    Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for south Mississippi. The WLOX Weather Team is monitoring the potential for strong to severe storms that will bring the risk for heavy rain, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. 

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    Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for south Mississippi. The WLOX Weather Team is monitoring the potential for strong to severe storms that will bring the risk for heavy rain, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes. 

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  • Wet start to the weekend; Severe weather risk over

    Wet start to the weekend; Severe weather risk over

    Saturday, April 7 2018 3:35 PM EDT2018-04-07 19:35:11 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a strong line of storms this morning. 

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a strong line of storms this morning. 

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  • Strong storms may arrive overnight tonight

    Strong storms may arrive overnight tonight

    Friday, April 6 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-04-06 13:54:47 GMT
    Downpours and lightning could arrive early Saturday morning, possibly before sunrise.Downpours and lightning could arrive early Saturday morning, possibly before sunrise.

    Downpours and lightning could arrive early Saturday morning, possibly before sunrise. And up to one inch of rainfall will be possible throughout the day on Saturday.

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    Downpours and lightning could arrive early Saturday morning, possibly before sunrise. And up to one inch of rainfall will be possible throughout the day on Saturday.

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  • Strong storms possible early Wednesday

    Strong storms possible early Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-03 14:27:09 GMT
    Thunderstorms are expected early Wednesday morning in South MississippiThunderstorms are expected early Wednesday morning in South Mississippi

    South Mississippi's Tuesday overnight severe weather threat level is low, according to a Tuesday forecast.

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    South Mississippi's Tuesday overnight severe weather threat level is low, according to a Tuesday forecast.

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  • "Egg"cellent Easter Weather

    "Egg"cellent Easter Weather

    Sunday, April 1 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-04-01 14:18:42 GMT
    (Photo source: file)(Photo source: file)

    The forecast for Easter Sunday looks “egg-cellent.” 

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    The forecast for Easter Sunday looks “egg-cellent.” 

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  • Heavy rainfall from Thursday's thunderstorms

    Heavy rainfall from Thursday's thunderstorms

    Friday, March 30 2018 7:57 AM EDT2018-03-30 11:57:17 GMT
    Many locations saw between one to two inches of rainfall on Thursday. But, it was even heavier across most of George County.Many locations saw between one to two inches of rainfall on Thursday. But, it was even heavier across most of George County.

    The heaviest rainfall in South Mississippi was mainly across areas near Lucedale and George County; they saw rainfall amounts between one and three inches.

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    The heaviest rainfall in South Mississippi was mainly across areas near Lucedale and George County; they saw rainfall amounts between one and three inches.

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  • Lowering severe weather threat for Monday

    Lowering severe weather threat for Monday

    Monday, March 19 2018 5:09 AM EDT2018-03-19 09:09:58 GMT
    For Monday, expect continued warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible.For Monday, expect continued warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible.
    For Monday, expect continued warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible.For Monday, expect continued warm weather with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible.

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team says that South Mississippi's severe weather threat is lowering on Monday.

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team says that South Mississippi's severe weather threat is lowering on Monday.

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  • Strong to severe storms possible Sunday

    Strong to severe storms possible Sunday

    Sunday, March 18 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-03-18 13:53:54 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is monitoring the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. 

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather team is monitoring the potential for a few strong to severe thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. 

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  • Last frosts of the season

    Last frosts of the season

    Thursday, March 15 2018 12:23 PM EDT2018-03-15 16:23:24 GMT
    South Mississippi's final frost of the season happens in late March or early April.South Mississippi's final frost of the season happens in late March or early April.

    On average, South Mississippi's final frost of the season happens in late March or early April. And the forecast shows a warming trend beginning on Thursday and continuing into the weekend.

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    On average, South Mississippi's final frost of the season happens in late March or early April. And the forecast shows a warming trend beginning on Thursday and continuing into the weekend.

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  • Sunday Storms: First Alert Weather Update

    Sunday Storms: First Alert Weather Update

    Sunday, March 11 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-03-11 15:32:37 GMT

    After a beautiful stretch of weather, changes are on the way with the approach of a cold front on Sunday. 

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    After a beautiful stretch of weather, changes are on the way with the approach of a cold front on Sunday. 

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  • Time to spring forward this weekend

    Time to spring forward this weekend

    Monday, March 5 2018 8:45 AM EST2018-03-05 13:45:31 GMT
    It's already that time, y'all. Don't forget to spring forward this weekend!It's already that time, y'all. Don't forget to spring forward this weekend!
    It's already that time, y'all. Don't forget to spring forward this weekend!It's already that time, y'all. Don't forget to spring forward this weekend!

    On Sunday, March 11, all clocks will jump ahead one hour from 2 A.M. to 3 A.M. This will begin the period known as Daylight Saving Time.

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    On Sunday, March 11, all clocks will jump ahead one hour from 2 A.M. to 3 A.M. This will begin the period known as Daylight Saving Time.

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  • Cold front to bring changes to South MS this week

    Cold front to bring changes to South MS this week

    Sunday, March 4 2018 10:20 AM EST2018-03-04 15:20:48 GMT

    After a stretch of mild and dry conditions across South Mississippi, a cold front will bring an end to the beautiful weather with a chance for thunderstorms and cooler temperatures. 

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    After a stretch of mild and dry conditions across South Mississippi, a cold front will bring an end to the beautiful weather with a chance for thunderstorms and cooler temperatures. 

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  • Beautiful weekend; rain & storms return Tuesday

    Beautiful weekend; rain & storms return Tuesday

    Saturday, March 3 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-03-03 16:20:36 GMT

    Beautiful weather is expected this weekend for South Mississippi. Another front brings rain and storms early next week. 

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    Beautiful weather is expected this weekend for South Mississippi. Another front brings rain and storms early next week. 

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  • Weather prep week: severe thunderstorms

    Weather prep week: severe thunderstorms

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:24 AM EST2018-02-19 13:24:47 GMT
    The goal of this Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to call attention to severe weather threats and to review severe weather safety rules in an attempt to reduce the loss of life and injury.The goal of this Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to call attention to severe weather threats and to review severe weather safety rules in an attempt to reduce the loss of life and injury.

    The goal of this Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to call attention to severe weather threats and to review severe weather safety rules in an attempt to reduce the loss of life and injury. 

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    The goal of this Severe Weather Preparedness Week is to call attention to severe weather threats and to review severe weather safety rules in an attempt to reduce the loss of life and injury. 

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  • Near-record heat expected this week

    Near-record heat expected this week

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:22 AM EST2018-02-18 15:22:59 GMT

    Near record heat is expected for much of the week across south Mississippi. 

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    Near record heat is expected for much of the week across south Mississippi. 

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  • Record-setting heat as a cold front nears

    Record-setting heat as a cold front nears

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:24 PM EST2018-02-16 17:24:58 GMT
    Cold front approaching the coast on Friday. Before it arrives, warm temperatures will likely break records in South Mississippi.Cold front approaching the coast on Friday. Before it arrives, warm temperatures will likely break records in South Mississippi.

    For Friday, expect South Mississippi's temperatures to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. This will likely lead to another round of new daily records on the thermometer.

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    For Friday, expect South Mississippi's temperatures to warm into the upper 70s and lower 80s. This will likely lead to another round of new daily records on the thermometer.

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  • Pollen popping due to winter warmth

    Pollen popping due to winter warmth

    Friday, February 16 2018 12:21 PM EST2018-02-16 17:21:10 GMT
    Signs of spring already with this lovely bloom in South MS.Signs of spring already with this lovely bloom in South MS.

    The pollen outlook for South Mississippi through next Tuesday is medium to high. This means that pollen amounts will be enough to cause symptoms for some. Those prone to pollen allergies are likely to feel some effects.

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    The pollen outlook for South Mississippi through next Tuesday is medium to high. This means that pollen amounts will be enough to cause symptoms for some. Those prone to pollen allergies are likely to feel some effects.

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  • Cold front brings strong storms and quick cooling

    Cold front brings strong storms and quick cooling

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 9:51 AM EST2018-02-07 14:51:24 GMT
    Strong storms could move into the WLOX area on Wednesday.Strong storms could move into the WLOX area on Wednesday.

    Strong storms will be possible from mid-morning into the early afternoon. And then temperatures quickly cool heading into the evening.

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    Strong storms will be possible from mid-morning into the early afternoon. And then temperatures quickly cool heading into the evening.

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  • Mostly dry for daytime parades; rain likely tonight

    Mostly dry for daytime parades; rain likely tonight

    Saturday, February 3 2018 10:42 AM EST2018-02-03 15:42:13 GMT

    Last weekend, Mother Nature rained on our Mardi Gras parades. This weekend, she is taking mercy on the children, but not everyone. 

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    Last weekend, Mother Nature rained on our Mardi Gras parades. This weekend, she is taking mercy on the children, but not everyone. 

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  • Super blue moon to appear blood red early Wednesday

    Super blue moon to appear blood red early Wednesday

    Monday, January 29 2018 8:04 AM EST2018-01-29 13:04:48 GMT

    As the entire moon passes through earth's shadow, South Mississippi should be able to view a partial lunar eclipse for about one hour on Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

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    As the entire moon passes through earth's shadow, South Mississippi should be able to view a partial lunar eclipse for about one hour on Wednesday morning, weather permitting.

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  • Sorry to rain on your parade. . .

    Sorry to rain on your parade. . .

    Saturday, January 27 2018 10:00 AM EST2018-01-27 15:00:34 GMT

    Mother Nature doesn’t care about your parade and she’s going to rain on it. 

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    Mother Nature doesn’t care about your parade and she’s going to rain on it. 

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  • Parade plans? Pack a poncho this weekend

    Parade plans? Pack a poncho this weekend

    Friday, January 26 2018 11:28 AM EST2018-01-26 16:28:13 GMT
    Got weekend plans? Heavy rainfall along the MS & LA Gulf Coasts. On & off downpours expected Saturday. A few showers may even linger into Sunday.Got weekend plans? Heavy rainfall along the MS & LA Gulf Coasts. On & off downpours expected Saturday. A few showers may even linger into Sunday.

    Rainfall amounts are expected to range between two to three inches across South Mississippi through Sunday.

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    Rainfall amounts are expected to range between two to three inches across South Mississippi through Sunday.

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  • Rain, storms arrive Monday

    Rain, storms arrive Monday

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:20 AM EST2018-01-22 16:20:12 GMT
    A cold front is on the way today. As it arrives, expect bouts of wet weather on Monday.A cold front is on the way today. As it arrives, expect bouts of wet weather on Monday.

    The main severe weather threats, if any, will be strong wind gusts. But, a weak tornado cannot be ruled out. Rain amounts should be less than one inch in all locations.

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    The main severe weather threats, if any, will be strong wind gusts. But, a weak tornado cannot be ruled out. Rain amounts should be less than one inch in all locations.

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  • A few t-storms Monday; stormy this weekend?

    A few t-storms Monday; stormy this weekend?

    Sunday, January 21 2018 11:27 AM EST2018-01-21 16:27:13 GMT

    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. Possibly stormy weather by the weekend.

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    A cold front will bring a chance for showers and a few thunderstorms to south Mississippi on Monday. Possibly stormy weather by the weekend.

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  • Are you ready for it? Warmer by this weekend

    Are you ready for it? Warmer by this weekend

    Friday, January 19 2018 6:34 AM EST2018-01-19 11:34:59 GMT
    Forecast high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday afternoonForecast high temperatures are expected to be in the upper 60s to low 70s Sunday afternoon

    After record cold has kept much of the region in a deep freeze this week, a much-needed thaw is on the horizon.

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    After record cold has kept much of the region in a deep freeze this week, a much-needed thaw is on the horizon.

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  • Snow and ice totals from January 16-17

    Snow and ice totals from January 16-17

    Friday, January 19 2018 5:01 AM EST2018-01-19 10:01:15 GMT
    A winter system affected much of the east U.S. with thousands of snow reports coming in.A winter system affected much of the east U.S. with thousands of snow reports coming in.

    Light accumulations of snow and ice were reported in South Mississippi from the mixed wintry precipitation event late Tuesday into Wednesday. Some totals around the region topped three inches.

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    Light accumulations of snow and ice were reported in South Mississippi from the mixed wintry precipitation event late Tuesday into Wednesday. Some totals around the region topped three inches.

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  • Record-setting cold hits the Gulf Coast

    Record-setting cold hits the Gulf Coast

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 11:50 AM EST2018-01-17 16:50:03 GMT
    All of South MS had low temperatures in the 10s on Wednesday morning.All of South MS had low temperatures in the 10s on Wednesday morning.

    The temperature dropped down to 14 degrees with a wind chill of -4 degrees here at our WLOX studios in Biloxi on Wednesday morning.

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    The temperature dropped down to 14 degrees with a wind chill of -4 degrees here at our WLOX studios in Biloxi on Wednesday morning.

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  • Wintry mix possible Tuesday evening

    Wintry mix possible Tuesday evening

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:05 PM EST2018-01-17 00:05:05 GMT
    A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the low possibility of snow, ice, and rain this afternoon and evening.A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the low possibility of snow, ice, and rain this afternoon and evening.

    While there is increasing confidence in wintry mix actually happening this evening in South MS, the question remains will it be enough to actually cause a major travel hazard.

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    While there is increasing confidence in wintry mix actually happening this evening in South MS, the question remains will it be enough to actually cause a major travel hazard.

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  • Pipe-bursting cold, dangerous wind chills tonight

    Pipe-bursting cold, dangerous wind chills tonight

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 2:38 PM EST2018-01-16 19:38:16 GMT
    It won't just be cold but windy too and this will lead to dangerous wind chills on Wednesday morning that could cause frostbite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken.It won't just be cold but windy too and this will lead to dangerous wind chills on Wednesday morning that could cause frostbite and hypothermia if precautions are not taken.

    Dangerous cold coming tonight... protect pipes, pets, plants, & people with temps in the 10s & even colder feels-like temps. Hypothermia & frostbite will be possible early Wednesday.

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    Dangerous cold coming tonight... protect pipes, pets, plants, & people with temps in the 10s & even colder feels-like temps. Hypothermia & frostbite will be possible early Wednesday.

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  • Arctic Blast hits Tuesday night, pipe-bursting freezes

    Arctic Blast hits Tuesday night, pipe-bursting freezes

    Monday, January 15 2018 11:38 AM EST2018-01-15 16:38:40 GMT
    It's cold and it's going to get even colder. Expect an arctic blast to hit the Gulf Coast by midweek.It's cold and it's going to get even colder. Expect an arctic blast to hit the Gulf Coast by midweek.

    The wind chill could even get down to the lower 10s single numbers above zero due to the breezy conditions on Wednesday morning.

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    The wind chill could even get down to the lower 10s single numbers above zero due to the breezy conditions on Wednesday morning.

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  • Winter comes back Friday

    Winter comes back Friday

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 9:09 AM EST2018-01-10 14:09:10 GMT
    Winter makes a comeback on FridayWinter makes a comeback on Friday

    A warmer weather pattern for the middle of the week before winter makes a comeback on Friday. You will want to protect pets and plants.

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    A warmer weather pattern for the middle of the week before winter makes a comeback on Friday. You will want to protect pets and plants.

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  • Soaking rains and possible flooding in South MS today

    Soaking rains and possible flooding in South MS today

    Monday, January 8 2018 7:33 AM EST2018-01-08 12:33:40 GMT
    Rainfall amounts will range from about 1 to 3 inches. Thankfully, it looks like some of the heaviest activity could remain offshore.Rainfall amounts will range from about 1 to 3 inches. Thankfully, it looks like some of the heaviest activity could remain offshore.

    The work week kicks off with heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast region. Flash flooding will be possible for low-lying locations along the coast.

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    The work week kicks off with heavy rainfall along the Gulf Coast region. Flash flooding will be possible for low-lying locations along the coast.

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  • Heavy rain and localized flash flooding possible Monday

    Heavy rain and localized flash flooding possible Monday

    Sunday, January 7 2018 1:31 PM EST2018-01-07 18:31:03 GMT
    Futurecast shows heavy rain moving across south Mississippi Monday morning 1-8-18Futurecast shows heavy rain moving across south Mississippi Monday morning 1-8-18

    As south Mississippi thaws out after the deep freeze last week, the next weather system to impact the region will bring the risk of heavy rain and flash flooding.

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    As south Mississippi thaws out after the deep freeze last week, the next weather system to impact the region will bring the risk of heavy rain and flash flooding.

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  • A 'Bomb Cyclone' brought snow to South MS in 1993

    A 'Bomb Cyclone' brought snow to South MS in 1993

    Friday, January 5 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-05 20:05:19 GMT
    The Blizzard of 1993 brought snow to Stone County and high winds knocked down treesThe Blizzard of 1993 brought snow to Stone County and high winds knocked down trees

    As an intense blizzard pounds the Northeast with near hurricane-force winds and white-out conditions, some meteorologists have referred to it as a “bomb cyclone.” So, is that a real thing? 

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    As an intense blizzard pounds the Northeast with near hurricane-force winds and white-out conditions, some meteorologists have referred to it as a “bomb cyclone.” So, is that a real thing? 

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  • Rare frost flowers bloom in South Mississippi

    Rare frost flowers bloom in South Mississippi

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 7:01 PM EST2018-01-04 00:01:14 GMT
    Frost flower spotted by Reba Brown in Moss Point, MS 1-2-18Frost flower spotted by Reba Brown in Moss Point, MS 1-2-18

    Frigid temperatures are not only causing pipes to burst in homes across south Mississippi, but they also causing the “pipes” in plants to freeze and burst as well. 

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    Frigid temperatures are not only causing pipes to burst in homes across south Mississippi, but they also causing the “pipes” in plants to freeze and burst as well. 

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  • Ice forms on bay, hard freeze continues all week

    Ice forms on bay, hard freeze continues all week

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 11:11 AM EST2018-01-02 16:11:18 GMT
    Hard freeze continues on Tuesday, causing what appears to be ice to form on Biloxi Back BayHard freeze continues on Tuesday, causing what appears to be ice to form on Biloxi Back Bay

    Tuesday's hard freeze caused what appeared to be ice forming on Biloxi Back Bay, as seen from the WLOX tower cam at the IP.

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    Tuesday's hard freeze caused what appeared to be ice forming on Biloxi Back Bay, as seen from the WLOX tower cam at the IP.

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  • Pipe-bursting cold and single digit wind chills arrive tonight

    Pipe-bursting cold and single digit wind chills arrive tonight

    Sunday, December 31 2017 11:57 AM EST2017-12-31 16:57:44 GMT
    Hard Freeze Warnings mean several hours of below freezing temperatures will occur and could damage crops and lead to frozen pipes.Hard Freeze Warnings mean several hours of below freezing temperatures will occur and could damage crops and lead to frozen pipes.

    Bitter cold temperatures will invade south Mississippi during the day. 

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    Bitter cold temperatures will invade south Mississippi during the day. 

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  • Get ready! Wind chills in the teens and 20s NYE night

    Get ready! Wind chills in the teens and 20s NYE night

    Saturday, December 30 2017 3:58 PM EST2017-12-30 20:58:52 GMT
    Forecast wind chill values Monday morning. Jan 1, 2018Forecast wind chill values Monday morning. Jan 1, 2018

    Get ready for a frigid end to 2017 and a bitter cold start to 2018. Whatever your plans are for heading out this New Year’s Eve, dress warm.

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    Get ready for a frigid end to 2017 and a bitter cold start to 2018. Whatever your plans are for heading out this New Year’s Eve, dress warm.

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  • 2017 ends as wettest year on record for Biloxi

    2017 ends as wettest year on record for Biloxi

    Friday, December 29 2017 3:26 PM EST2017-12-29 20:26:45 GMT
    Rainfall for Biloxi as of 12-28-17Rainfall for Biloxi as of 12-28-17

    Since weather records began for Biloxi in 1893, there has never been a wetter year than 2017. 

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    Since weather records began for Biloxi in 1893, there has never been a wetter year than 2017. 

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  • FIRST ALERT: Hard, pipe-bursting freezes with arctic blast

    FIRST ALERT: Hard, pipe-bursting freezes with arctic blast

    Friday, December 29 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-12-29 18:30:31 GMT
    Hard, pipe-bursting, freezing temperatures are expected for several mornings in a row next week.Hard, pipe-bursting, freezing temperatures are expected for several mornings in a row next week.

    An Alert Day Tuesday, Alert Day Wednesday, and Alert Day Thursday are now in effect in anticipation of hard, pipe-bursting, freezing temperatures during the overnight and morning hours.

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    An Alert Day Tuesday, Alert Day Wednesday, and Alert Day Thursday are now in effect in anticipation of hard, pipe-bursting, freezing temperatures during the overnight and morning hours.

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  • Hard freezes and possible ice to kick off 2018

    Hard freezes and possible ice to kick off 2018

    Thursday, December 28 2017 1:50 PM EST2017-12-28 18:50:29 GMT
    2018 kicks off with frigid conditions spilling across much of the east U.S.2018 kicks off with frigid conditions spilling across much of the east U.S.

    On New Year's Eve Sunday, a winter system approaches South Mississippi from the west, bringing scattered rain showers, possible ice, and an arctic blast. Ice forecast confidence is low. But, hard freeze forecast confidence is high.

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    On New Year's Eve Sunday, a winter system approaches South Mississippi from the west, bringing scattered rain showers, possible ice, and an arctic blast. Ice forecast confidence is low. But, hard freeze forecast confidence is high.

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  • Arctic blast headed to south MS by the New Year. Could it bring a wintry mix?

    Arctic blast headed to south MS by the New Year. Could it bring a wintry mix?

    Wednesday, December 27 2017 2:55 PM EST2017-12-27 19:55:16 GMT
    European model run shows frigid temperatures across much of the US on New Year's DayEuropean model run shows frigid temperatures across much of the US on New Year's Day

    As 2017 ends, it looks like Mother Nature wants to kick off 2018 with frigid temperatures and the potential for a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow. But, there is still a lot of uncertainly regarding the chance for wintry precipitation, if any. 

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    As 2017 ends, it looks like Mother Nature wants to kick off 2018 with frigid temperatures and the potential for a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow. But, there is still a lot of uncertainly regarding the chance for wintry precipitation, if any. 

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  • Confirmed: Wednesday twister strikes Walthall Co.

    Confirmed: Wednesday twister strikes Walthall Co.

    Wednesday, December 20 2017 2:59 PM EST2017-12-20 19:59:42 GMT
    A tornado was reported in southern Mississippi on Wednesday morning.A tornado was reported in southern Mississippi on Wednesday morning.

    The twister traveled a path of about the length of two football fields, causing damage to trees and structures. It reached EF-0 strength, with peak wind speeds of 77 miles per hour.

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    The twister traveled a path of about the length of two football fields, causing damage to trees and structures. It reached EF-0 strength, with peak wind speeds of 77 miles per hour.

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  • Stormy Sunday, soggy start to next week

    Stormy Sunday, soggy start to next week

    Friday, December 15 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-12-15 18:38:58 GMT
    Two to four inches of heavy rainfall is expected from Sunday through Wednesday's end.Two to four inches of heavy rainfall is expected from Sunday through Wednesday's end.

    Sunday into Monday could even bring the potential for thunderstorms, some strong.

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    Sunday into Monday could even bring the potential for thunderstorms, some strong.

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  • Snow totals from rare Gulf Coast winter weather

    Snow totals from rare Gulf Coast winter weather

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:43 AM EST2017-12-11 16:43:33 GMT
    The Gulf Coast region witnessed a rare snow on Friday December 8, 2017.The Gulf Coast region witnessed a rare snow on Friday December 8, 2017.

    Along the coastal counties, mainly less than one inch of snowfall. But, areas near the Pine Belt reported as much as six to eight inches of snowfall.

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    Along the coastal counties, mainly less than one inch of snowfall. But, areas near the Pine Belt reported as much as six to eight inches of snowfall.

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  • Look up! The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this week

    Look up! The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks this week

    Sunday, December 10 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-10 16:27:21 GMT

    South Mississippi could be treated to a dazzling display of shooting stars as the annual Geminid Meteor Shower comes to a peak this week.

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    South Mississippi could be treated to a dazzling display of shooting stars as the annual Geminid Meteor Shower comes to a peak this week.

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  • ALERT: Pipe-bursting freeze coming Friday night

    ALERT: Pipe-bursting freeze coming Friday night

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:18 PM EST2017-12-08 18:18:55 GMT
    A hard, pipe-bursting, freeze is expected Friday night into Saturday morning. Protect all four Ps: pipes, pets, plants, and people.A hard, pipe-bursting, freeze is expected Friday night into Saturday morning. Protect all four Ps: pipes, pets, plants, and people.

    Below-freezing temperatures ranging from the lower 30s to the mid 20s are expected on Friday night overnight into Saturday morning across all of South Mississippi, including coastal locations.

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    Below-freezing temperatures ranging from the lower 30s to the mid 20s are expected on Friday night overnight into Saturday morning across all of South Mississippi, including coastal locations.

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  • ALERT: Potential for snow early Friday

    ALERT: Potential for snow early Friday

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:09 PM EST2017-12-06 20:09:30 GMT
    Snowfall will be possible across parts of the southeast U.S. on Friday as cold air moves in, meeting with exiting upper moisture.Snowfall will be possible across parts of the southeast U.S. on Friday as cold air moves in, meeting with exiting upper moisture.

    Hardly any snowfall is expected along the coast, with possibly light accumulations inland, according to a Wednesday forecast.

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    Hardly any snowfall is expected along the coast, with possibly light accumulations inland, according to a Wednesday forecast.

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  • Tuesday storms lead to week-long chill, potential for wintry weather

    Tuesday storms lead to week-long chill, potential for wintry weather

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-12-05 20:56:26 GMT
    A powerful December cold front could bring near-freezing temperatures this week.A powerful December cold front could bring near-freezing temperatures this week.

    A weekend freeze will be likely across our region. And some information is hinting at a potential for wintry precipitation late in the week.

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    A weekend freeze will be likely across our region. And some information is hinting at a potential for wintry precipitation late in the week.

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  • Cold blast headed to South Mississippi

    Cold blast headed to South Mississippi

    Sunday, December 3 2017 1:13 PM EST2017-12-03 18:13:51 GMT

    Keep the jackets and sweat pants on standby. 

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    Keep the jackets and sweat pants on standby. 

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  • A bird, a plane, it's supermoon this weekend

    A bird, a plane, it's supermoon this weekend

    Saturday, December 2 2017 6:09 PM EST2017-12-02 23:09:01 GMT
    As you gaze upon this weekend's supermoon, remember that there isn't much visual difference... only slightly brighter & slightly larger.As you gaze upon this weekend's supermoon, remember that there isn't much visual difference... only slightly brighter & slightly larger.

    2017's final full moon rises this weekend. And, bonus, it'll be a supermoon.

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    2017's final full moon rises this weekend. And, bonus, it'll be a supermoon.

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  • Dry November causing Mississippi drought

    Dry November causing Mississippi drought

    Friday, December 1 2017 10:02 AM EST2017-12-01 15:02:31 GMT
    All of South Mississippi saw below-normal rainfall in November. Some spots were especially dry, only receiving up to a quarter of their normal monthly rainfall.All of South Mississippi saw below-normal rainfall in November. Some spots were especially dry, only receiving up to a quarter of their normal monthly rainfall.

    In Biloxi, only 0.78 inches of rainfall was recorded over the entire month. Normally, November would bring just under five inches of rainfall. It only rained about four days out of the month.

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    In Biloxi, only 0.78 inches of rainfall was recorded over the entire month. Normally, November would bring just under five inches of rainfall. It only rained about four days out of the month.

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  • Mild and dry to end November

    Mild and dry to end November

    Sunday, November 26 2017 12:48 PM EST2017-11-26 17:48:17 GMT

    Our stretch of pleasant weather continues into the last week of November.

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    Our stretch of pleasant weather continues into the last week of November.

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  • Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-11-19 17:36:12 GMT

    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

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  • Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-11-19 17:14:37 GMT

    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

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  • Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

    Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-17 17:23:21 GMT

    Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

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    Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

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  • Driest November in years

    Driest November in years

    Thursday, November 16 2017 12:27 PM EST2017-11-16 17:27:31 GMT
    All of South Mississippi has seen below normal rainfall for the month so far. Much of the area (red) hasn't even picked up a quarter of their normal amount.All of South Mississippi has seen below normal rainfall for the month so far. Much of the area (red) hasn't even picked up a quarter of their normal amount.

    For much of South Mississippi, rainfall has only been recorded a few days so far this month. In fact, this has been the 22nd driest first half of November since 1893 in Biloxi.

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    For much of South Mississippi, rainfall has only been recorded a few days so far this month. In fact, this has been the 22nd driest first half of November since 1893 in Biloxi.

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  • Sundogs in the South Mississippi sky

    Sundogs in the South Mississippi sky

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:58 AM EST2017-11-14 15:58:47 GMT
    Sundogs over South Mississippi on MondaySundogs over South Mississippi on Monday

    Sundogs occur when light interacts with ice crystals in the sky.

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    Sundogs occur when light interacts with ice crystals in the sky.

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  • VIDEO: Time-lapse of 2017 Hurricane Season's peak

    VIDEO: Time-lapse of 2017 Hurricane Season's peak

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:56 AM EST2017-11-14 15:56:02 GMT

    A new time-lapse clip from NASA shows how tiny particles, called aerosols, interacted with this year's hurricanes.

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    A new time-lapse clip from NASA shows how tiny particles, called aerosols, interacted with this year's hurricanes.

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  • Tropical Storm Rina forms in Atlantic, no threat

    Tropical Storm Rina forms in Atlantic, no threat

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:44 PM EST2017-11-07 04:44:16 GMT
    Forecasters expect Rina to remain at tropical storm strength, headed north, affecting no land.Forecasters expect Rina to remain at tropical storm strength, headed north, affecting no land.

    Forecasters expect this system to take a track to the north, not affecting the United States of America. Forecasters expect Rina to remain at tropical storm strength, taking a track to the north, not affecting any land.

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    Forecasters expect this system to take a track to the north, not affecting the United States of America. Forecasters expect Rina to remain at tropical storm strength, taking a track to the north, not affecting any land.

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  • Darker days ahead as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

    Darker days ahead as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday

    Friday, November 3 2017 9:36 AM EDT2017-11-03 13:36:28 GMT
    Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5. At 2 A.M. we "fall back" one hour.Daylight Saving Time ends on November 5. At 2 A.M. we "fall back" one hour.

    Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed on Saturday. And enjoy the extra hour of sleep this weekend.

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    Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before heading to bed on Saturday. And enjoy the extra hour of sleep this weekend.

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  • Invest 93L in Caribbean may develop by Sunday

    Invest 93L in Caribbean may develop by Sunday

    Friday, October 27 2017 10:23 AM EDT2017-10-27 14:23:28 GMT
    A cold front will prevent the possible Caribbean tropical system from affecting the MS Gulf Coast.A cold front will prevent the possible Caribbean tropical system from affecting the MS Gulf Coast.

    This tropical disturbance, called Invest 93L, could form into a tropical depression or tropical storm by Sunday, according to a Friday outlook from the National Hurricane Center.

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    This tropical disturbance, called Invest 93L, could form into a tropical depression or tropical storm by Sunday, according to a Friday outlook from the National Hurricane Center.

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  • Serious chill arrives this weekend

    Serious chill arrives this weekend

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:32 AM EDT2017-10-26 14:32:41 GMT
    Serious chill arrives this weekend across the Gulf Coast regionSerious chill arrives this weekend across the Gulf Coast region

    Seriously spooky "feels like" temperatures are on the way for Saturday and Sunday thanks to a weekend cold front.

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    Seriously spooky "feels like" temperatures are on the way for Saturday and Sunday thanks to a weekend cold front.

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  • Very dry air moving in, chapped lips & static shocks more likely

    Very dry air moving in, chapped lips & static shocks more likely

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-10-24 14:13:12 GMT
    Very dry air with dew points in the 40s and perhaps 30s will settle across South Mississippi this week.Very dry air with dew points in the 40s and perhaps 30s will settle across South Mississippi this week.

    Thanks to a cold front passing through the area on Tuesday, things are drying up in a big way along the Gulf Coast region this week.

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    Thanks to a cold front passing through the area on Tuesday, things are drying up in a big way along the Gulf Coast region this week.

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  • Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight, could have clouds

    Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight, could have clouds

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:19 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:19:21 GMT
    Meteor ShowerMeteor Shower

    The month of October brings the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. And, unfortunately, South Mississippi's forecast is calling for a chance for a few clouds to possibly block part of the show.

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    The month of October brings the peak of the annual Orionid Meteor Shower. And, unfortunately, South Mississippi's forecast is calling for a chance for a few clouds to possibly block part of the show.

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  • Stormy Sunday with a cold front

    Stormy Sunday with a cold front

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-10-20 13:18:26 GMT
    Weekend storms, especially Sunday and Monday, expected across the Gulf Coast region thanks to a cold front..Weekend storms, especially Sunday and Monday, expected across the Gulf Coast region thanks to a cold front..

    South Mississippi's stormiest weather should arrive around Sunday evening into early Monday with a squall line and possibly strong thunderstorms.

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    South Mississippi's stormiest weather should arrive around Sunday evening into early Monday with a squall line and possibly strong thunderstorms.

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  • Hurricane Nate County-by-County Final Summary

    Hurricane Nate County-by-County Final Summary

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:05:28 GMT
    Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, MS early Sunday October 8 2017.Hurricane Nate made landfall near Biloxi, MS early Sunday October 8 2017.

    Overall, the storm brought several minor to moderate impacts to South Mississippi including moderate storm surge, tropical-storm force winds, and very heavy rainfall.

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    Overall, the storm brought several minor to moderate impacts to South Mississippi including moderate storm surge, tropical-storm force winds, and very heavy rainfall.

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  • Fall makes a big comeback by Tuesday

    Fall makes a big comeback by Tuesday

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:08 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:08:41 GMT
    A powerful cold front on Monday will send cooler and drier air to South MS early next week.A powerful cold front on Monday will send cooler and drier air to South MS early next week.

    The big cold front that will send us back to fall looks to arrive early Monday. 

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    The big cold front that will send us back to fall looks to arrive early Monday. 

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  • Tropical Storm Ophelia to become a hurricane, no threat

    Tropical Storm Ophelia to become a hurricane, no threat

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:32:31 GMT
    Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and is expected to become a hurricane, posing no U.S. threat.Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and is expected to become a hurricane, posing no U.S. threat.

    Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and is expected to become a hurricane, posing no U.S. threat.

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    Tropical Storm Ophelia formed in the Atlantic on Monday morning and is expected to become a hurricane, posing no U.S. threat.

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  • Time is up! Nate impacts arrive within hours

    Time is up! Nate impacts arrive within hours

    Saturday, October 7 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-10-07 18:32:47 GMT
    Hurricane Nate impacts expected to begin Saturday night.Hurricane Nate impacts expected to begin Saturday night.

    Seven to eleven feet or more of life-threatening storm surge is expected to impact the coastal areas of Mississippi, leading to extreme-level impacts.

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    Seven to eleven feet or more of life-threatening storm surge is expected to impact the coastal areas of Mississippi, leading to extreme-level impacts.

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  • Tropical Storm Watches possible by Thursday Night

    Tropical Storm Watches possible by Thursday Night

    Thursday, October 5 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-10-05 16:11:01 GMT
    Tropical storm force wind could move into South MS as early as Saturday evening, according to Thursday's forecastTropical storm force wind could move into South MS as early as Saturday evening, according to Thursday's forecast

    All of South Mississippi remains inside of the cone of uncertainty, according to Thursday morning's forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

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    All of South Mississippi remains inside of the cone of uncertainty, according to Thursday morning's forecast from the National Hurricane Center.

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  • Tropical Depression 16 forms; expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

    Tropical Depression 16 forms; expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-10-04 17:06:10 GMT
    Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southern Caribbean. (Photo source: WLOX)Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southern Caribbean. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southern Caribbean. The system is expected to grow to hurricane strength this weekend and impact the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Nate.

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    Tropical Depression 16 has formed in the southern Caribbean. The system is expected to grow to hurricane strength this weekend and impact the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Nate.

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  • Unsettled weather to kick-off Cruisin' the Coast

    Unsettled weather to kick-off Cruisin' the Coast

    Sunday, October 1 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-10-01 16:31:34 GMT
    High pressure to the north and low pressure to the south will make for breezy conditions through Tuesday for south MSHigh pressure to the north and low pressure to the south will make for breezy conditions through Tuesday for south MS
    Cruisin’ the Coast kicks off today and if you plan on heading out, keep the weather in mind. Especially Sunday evening into the first half of Tuesday. Rain chances go up, and strong east winds along the coast may cause problems for those camping out. Sunday For the most part, Sunday looks nice. Winds will start to increase along the coast from the east 10-20 mph. A stray shower can’t be ruled out. Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne Monday-Tuesday morning. Monday will not be...More >>
    Cruisin’ the Coast kicks off today and if you plan on heading out, keep the weather in mind. Especially Sunday evening into the first half of Tuesday. Rain chances go up, and strong east winds along the coast may cause problems for those camping out. Sunday For the most part, Sunday looks nice. Winds will start to increase along the coast from the east 10-20 mph. A stray shower can’t be ruled out. Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne Monday-Tuesday morning. Monday will not be...More >>
  • Tropical development possible in Caribbean and southern Gulf

    Tropical development possible in Caribbean and southern Gulf

    Thursday, September 28 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-09-28 23:02:17 GMT
    A tropical wave near Cuba is being monitored for development.A tropical wave near Cuba is being monitored for development.

    The First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a tropical wave near Cuba that shows slow signs of development. 

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    The First Alert Weather Team is monitoring a tropical wave near Cuba that shows slow signs of development. 

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  • So, when will it actually feel like fall?

    So, when will it actually feel like fall?

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:59:44 GMT
    Data from the European model suggests a slight cool down by the end of September and the beginning of OctoberData from the European model suggests a slight cool down by the end of September and the beginning of October

    Now that fall is officially upon us, it would be nice if Mother Nature would start acting like it. Unfortunately, the summer-like heat will last for most of this week. But, there are changes on the way.

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    Now that fall is officially upon us, it would be nice if Mother Nature would start acting like it. Unfortunately, the summer-like heat will last for most of this week. But, there are changes on the way.

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  • Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico, expected to turn north

    Hurricane Maria targets Puerto Rico, expected to turn north

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-09-19 12:17:35 GMT

    The monster system has ravaged the Caribbean Islands in its path, making a direct hit in Dominica on Monday night. It's on a path for another direct hit with Puerto Rico by Wednesday.

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    The monster system has ravaged the Caribbean Islands in its path, making a direct hit in Dominica on Monday night. It's on a path for another direct hit with Puerto Rico by Wednesday.

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  • Tracking the tropical trio: Maria one to watch, too soon to make call on US impact

    Tracking the tropical trio: Maria one to watch, too soon to make call on US impact

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-09-17 15:28:01 GMT
    Infrared satellite image of three named tropical systems in the Atlantic Sunday, September 17, 2017Infrared satellite image of three named tropical systems in the Atlantic Sunday, September 17, 2017

    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season continues to stay active as three named storms churn out over the Atlantic this week. 

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    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season continues to stay active as three named storms churn out over the Atlantic this week. 

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  • T.S. Maria forms, to hit Leeward Islands as a major hurricane

    T.S. Maria forms, to hit Leeward Islands as a major hurricane

    Saturday, September 16 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-09-16 22:17:08 GMT
    Tropical Storm Maria formed on Saturday and is on a path to the Leeward Islands, perhaps intensifying into a major hurricane this week.Tropical Storm Maria formed on Saturday and is on a path to the Leeward Islands, perhaps intensifying into a major hurricane this week.

    Sure there's lots going on in the tropics this weekend. But, our main focus is Tropical Storm Maria: it will hit Leeward Islands as a hurricane by Tuesday.

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    Sure there's lots going on in the tropics this weekend. But, our main focus is Tropical Storm Maria: it will hit Leeward Islands as a hurricane by Tuesday.

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  • T.D. Fourteen forms, will become tropical storm

    T.D. Fourteen forms, will become tropical storm

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:52 AM EDT2017-09-15 11:52:39 GMT
    Tropical Depression Fourteen formed in the east Atlantic. It will become a tropical storm later Friday.Tropical Depression Fourteen formed in the east Atlantic. It will become a tropical storm later Friday.

    T.D. Fourteen is expected to become a tropical storm, possibly taking the name Lee, as it moves west. It will remain out to sea through the middle of next week, affecting no land.

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    T.D. Fourteen is expected to become a tropical storm, possibly taking the name Lee, as it moves west. It will remain out to sea through the middle of next week, affecting no land.

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  • Two tropical waves to watch in the Atlantic

    Two tropical waves to watch in the Atlantic

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:23:14 GMT
    National Hurricane Center says that tropical waves 96L and 97L in the Atlantic will likely develop into tropical depressions or tropical storms by this weekend or early next week.National Hurricane Center says that tropical waves 96L and 97L in the Atlantic will likely develop into tropical depressions or tropical storms by this weekend or early next week.

    They will both likely develop into tropical depressions or tropical storms by this weekend or next week, according to the National Hurricane Center on Thursday.

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    They will both likely develop into tropical depressions or tropical storms by this weekend or next week, according to the National Hurricane Center on Thursday.

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  • Irma downgraded to a tropical storm, no threat to South MS.

    Irma downgraded to a tropical storm, no threat to South MS.

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-09-11 13:33:47 GMT
    NHC forecast track for IrmaNHC forecast track for Irma

    Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning as it continues to track north/northwest.  

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    Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm Monday morning as it continues to track north/northwest.  

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  • Tropics triple threat: three active storms as hurricane season peaks

    Tropics triple threat: three active storms as hurricane season peaks

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 9:32 AM EDT2017-09-06 13:32:35 GMT
    The tropics are active with three systems developing all at once. Mercifully, only one of them threatens the U.S. and that is powerful Major Hurricane Irma.The tropics are active with three systems developing all at once. Mercifully, only one of them threatens the U.S. and that is powerful Major Hurricane Irma.

    The tropics are active with three systems developing all at once. Mercifully, only one of them threatens the U.S. and that is powerful Major Hurricane Irma.

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    The tropics are active with three systems developing all at once. Mercifully, only one of them threatens the U.S. and that is powerful Major Hurricane Irma.

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  • How to track tropics with the WLOX Weather App

    How to track tropics with the WLOX Weather App

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-09-06 08:44:22 GMT
    Setting up your free WLOX Weather App to track tropics anytime, anywhere is fast and easy.Setting up your free WLOX Weather App to track tropics anytime, anywhere is fast and easy.

    As Hurricane season peaks and there's several active systems developing out there, can you keep up with it all? Here's a quick "how-to" stay updated with the latest by using our WLOX Weather App.

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    As Hurricane season peaks and there's several active systems developing out there, can you keep up with it all? Here's a quick "how-to" stay updated with the latest by using our WLOX Weather App.

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  • Irma reaches category five strength, highest category

    Irma reaches category five strength, highest category

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-09-05 14:06:45 GMT
    Irma becomes an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane.Irma becomes an extremely dangerous category 5 hurricane.

    Major Hurricane Irma intensified from category four to category five. The winds jumped from 150 mph to 175 mph.

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    Major Hurricane Irma intensified from category four to category five. The winds jumped from 150 mph to 175 mph.

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  • Monday's Irma model trends not looking good for Gulf

    Monday's Irma model trends not looking good for Gulf

    Monday, September 4 2017 1:40 PM EDT2017-09-04 17:40:40 GMT
    A Monday update to Irma's forecast shifts the track farther to the southwest. This isn't what Gulf Coast residents want to see. Keep in mind that there is still plenty of time fore the forecast to change, hopefully for the better.A Monday update to Irma's forecast shifts the track farther to the southwest. This isn't what Gulf Coast residents want to see. Keep in mind that there is still plenty of time fore the forecast to change, hopefully for the better.

    Monday's official National Hurricane Center forecast for Irma has shifted slightly to the southwest of previous forecasts. 

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    Monday's official National Hurricane Center forecast for Irma has shifted slightly to the southwest of previous forecasts. 

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  • Gulf low could bring rain next week

    Gulf low could bring rain next week

    Thursday, August 31 2017 10:30 AM EDT2017-08-31 14:30:05 GMT
    The National Hurricane Center says there is a low chance for development with that area to watch in the Bay of Campeche.The National Hurricane Center says there is a low chance for development with that area to watch in the Bay of Campeche.

    Even though we just got through with Harvey, a new tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the Bay of Campeche or southern Gulf of Mexico by this weekend or next week.

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    Even though we just got through with Harvey, a new tropical depression or tropical storm could form in the Bay of Campeche or southern Gulf of Mexico by this weekend or next week.

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  • Will Harvey impact South MS? Yes and no

    Will Harvey impact South MS? Yes and no

    Sunday, August 27 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-08-27 17:09:42 GMT
    Forecast accumulated rainfall between Monday and Saturday (Aug 28-Sept 2)Forecast accumulated rainfall between Monday and Saturday (Aug 28-Sept 2)

    As Harvey causes catastrophic flooding over southeast Texas, the question on everyone’s mind in south MS is, “will it come to south Mississippi?"

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    As Harvey causes catastrophic flooding over southeast Texas, the question on everyone’s mind in south MS is, “will it come to south Mississippi?"

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  • Harvey stalls over Texas; what can South Mississippi expect?

    Harvey stalls over Texas; what can South Mississippi expect?

    Saturday, August 26 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-08-26 16:25:05 GMT
    Hurricane Harvey spirals inland across Texas Saturday morningHurricane Harvey spirals inland across Texas Saturday morning

    Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Rockport, TX as a category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. 

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    Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night near Rockport, TX as a category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph. 

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  • Harvey strengthens, becomes hurricane in Gulf

    Harvey strengthens, becomes hurricane in Gulf

    Thursday, August 24 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-08-24 18:03:40 GMT
    The hurricane hunters found hurricane-force wind inside of the storm during a Thursday flight. 97 mph flight-level winds translate into about 80 mph surface wind.The hurricane hunters found hurricane-force wind inside of the storm during a Thursday flight. 97 mph flight-level winds translate into about 80 mph surface wind.

    Harvey strengthens into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Harvey strengthens into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Harvey to bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

    FIRST ALERT: Harvey to bring heavy rainfall to Gulf Coast

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:57:56 GMT
    Harvey will likely bring very heavy to extreme rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast this weekend into next week.Harvey will likely bring very heavy to extreme rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast this weekend into next week.

    Rainfall amounts could exceed two to four inches in South Mississippi this Sunday and Monday, especially Monday.

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    Rainfall amounts could exceed four inches in South Mississippi this Sunday and Monday, especially Monday.

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  • Remembering Hurricane Camille 48 years later

    Remembering Hurricane Camille 48 years later

    Thursday, August 17 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-08-18 01:49:20 GMT
    A boat washed ashore after Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969A boat washed ashore after Hurricane Camille on August 17, 1969

    August 17, 2017 marks 48 years since Hurricane Camille slammed into South Mississippi. 

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    August 17, 2017 marks 48 years since Hurricane Camille slammed into South Mississippi. 

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  • Hurricane headed for the Yucatan next week

    Hurricane headed for the Yucatan next week

    Thursday, August 17 2017 1:55 PM EDT2017-08-17 17:55:18 GMT

    There have been big changes in the tropical outlook. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting a hurricane to strike the Yucatan Peninsula next week.

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    There have been big changes in the tropical outlook. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting a hurricane to strike the Yucatan Peninsula next week.

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  • Dangerous heat could lead to heat related illness

    Dangerous heat could lead to heat related illness

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:03:27 GMT
    Dangerous heat expected across the Mississippi Gulf Coast on ThursdayDangerous heat expected across the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Thursday

    Thursday forecast temperatures are in the low to mid 90s. Not too unusual. But, the heat index will rise to dangerous levels for the first time this summer.

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    Thursday forecast temperatures are in the low to mid 90s. Not too unusual. But, the heat index will rise to dangerous levels for the first time this summer.

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  • How often do we get total solar eclipses?

    How often do we get total solar eclipses?

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-08-16 20:24:37 GMT

    Learn more about the last several total solar eclipses in the U.S., 2017's total solar eclipse, and the total solar eclipses in the years to come.

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    Learn more about the last several total solar eclipses in the U.S., 2017's total solar eclipse, and the total solar eclipses in the years to come.

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  • Tracking tropical waves that could develop this weekend

    Tracking tropical waves that could develop this weekend

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-08-16 17:20:58 GMT
    Wednesday's tropical outlook still shows three tropical waves to track in the Atlantic.Wednesday's tropical outlook still shows three tropical waves to track in the Atlantic.

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is tracking three tropical waves, each with the potential to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm by this weekend.

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is tracking three tropical waves, each with the potential to develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm by this weekend.

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  • Waterspout spotted off the coast of Jackson County

    Waterspout spotted off the coast of Jackson County

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:43:53 GMT

    A waterspout was spotted a few miles off the coast of Jackson County Thursday morning as thunderstorms began to develop over the sound and push inland. 

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    A waterspout was spotted a few miles off the coast of Jackson County Thursday morning as thunderstorms began to develop over the sound and push inland. 

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower and the Sturgeon Moon visible this week

    Perseid Meteor Shower and the Sturgeon Moon visible this week

    Sunday, August 6 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-08-06 17:12:33 GMT
    Illustration of Earth passing through comet ice and dust that enter's the atmosphere to cause the meteor shower. By AstroBobIllustration of Earth passing through comet ice and dust that enter's the atmosphere to cause the meteor shower. By AstroBob

    August 2017 brings a number of exciting celestial events. 

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    August 2017 brings a number of exciting celestial events. 

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  • Tropical development likely in Caribbean

    Tropical development likely in Caribbean

    Sunday, August 6 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-08-06 13:41:52 GMT
    Invest 90-L becoming better organized Sunday. Could become Franklin soon.Invest 90-L becoming better organized Sunday. Could become Franklin soon.

    Two tropical waves are being monitored for development over the next several days. The first wave in the Caribbean will be monitored for development near the southern Gulf by the end of the weekend. 

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    Two tropical waves are being monitored for development over the next several days. The first wave in the Caribbean will be monitored for development near the southern Gulf by the end of the weekend. 

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  • Biloxi picks up year's worth of rain in just over 7 months

    Biloxi picks up year's worth of rain in just over 7 months

    Saturday, August 5 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-08-05 13:54:31 GMT
    Biloxi exceeded its average annual rainfall on August 4th.Biloxi exceeded its average annual rainfall on August 4th.

    After receiving a record breaking 22.96 inches of rain last June, and over 15 inches in January, it has been a very rainy year for Biloxi. And after heavy storms rolled through south MS Friday morning, Biloxi has now received a year’s worth of rain in just 7 months and 4 days. 

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    After receiving a record breaking 22.96 inches of rain last June, and over 15 inches in January, it has been a very rainy year for Biloxi. And after heavy storms rolled through south MS Friday morning, Biloxi has now received a year’s worth of rain in just 7 months and 4 days. 

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  • Our first solar eclipse in decades occurs in August

    Our first solar eclipse in decades occurs in August

    Monday, July 31 2017 10:56 AM EDT2017-07-31 14:56:19 GMT
    On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon.On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon.

    On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon. This solar eclipse will be visible, weather cooperating, all across the United States of America.

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    On the 21st of August this year, the sun will go dark in the middle of the afternoon. This solar eclipse will be visible, weather cooperating, all across the United States of America.

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  • Tropical development possible in Gulf early this week; rainy pattern by mid-week

    Tropical development possible in Gulf early this week; rainy pattern by mid-week

    Sunday, July 30 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-07-30 17:41:24 GMT

    As we enter the first week of August, there are two areas being monitored for tropical development. 

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    As we enter the first week of August, there are two areas being monitored for tropical development. 

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  • A degree cooler Sunday morning? We'll take it!

    A degree cooler Sunday morning? We'll take it!

    Saturday, July 29 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-07-29 17:09:50 GMT

    It’s not much, but we’ll take what we can get when it comes to getting relief from the heat and humidity this time of the year. 

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    It’s not much, but we’ll take what we can get when it comes to getting relief from the heat and humidity this time of the year. 

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  • Strong storms possible Saturday ahead of cold front

    Strong storms possible Saturday ahead of cold front

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:41:47 GMT
    A cold front is expected to arrive in south MS on Saturday bringing the risk for strong stormsA cold front is expected to arrive in south MS on Saturday bringing the risk for strong storms

    In July, we take any break from the heat we can get in south Mississippi. It looks like we might get that break late this weekend with the arrival of a cold front. 

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    In July, we take any break from the heat we can get in south Mississippi. It looks like we might get that break late this weekend with the arrival of a cold front. 

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  • Tropics quiet in Gulf through weekend, monitoring wave in Atlantic

    Tropics quiet in Gulf through weekend, monitoring wave in Atlantic

    Thursday, July 27 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-07-27 17:27:01 GMT
    A tropical wave about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is showing signs of slow development Thursday morning (7-27-17)A tropical wave about 1600 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is showing signs of slow development Thursday morning (7-27-17)

    As we enter the final stretch of July and deeper into the heart of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are expected to stay quiet over the next 3-5 days. 

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    As we enter the final stretch of July and deeper into the heart of Hurricane Season, the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean are expected to stay quiet over the next 3-5 days. 

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  • Hole punch cloud seen over Gulfport

    Hole punch cloud seen over Gulfport

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:00 AM EDT2017-07-25 15:00:31 GMT
    A hole punch cloud was seen over the Mississippi Gulf Coast.A hole punch cloud was seen over the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
    A hole appeared in the clouds on Tuesday morning over the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This rare cloud phenomenon is known as a hole punch cloud. It has other names; sometimes this cloud formation is called a fallstreak hole, a punch hole cloud, or even a skypunch. 7-25-17 Hole in the clouds So, what caused the clouds to look like someone punched a hole in them? Airplanes are the culprit, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). An article published by N...More >>
    A hole appeared in the clouds on Tuesday morning over the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This rare cloud phenomenon is known as a hole punch cloud. It has other names; sometimes this cloud formation is called a fallstreak hole, a punch hole cloud, or even a skypunch. 7-25-17 Hole in the clouds So, what caused the clouds to look like someone punched a hole in them? Airplanes are the culprit, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). An article published by N...More >>
  • Flood threat persists through Tuesday

    Flood threat persists through Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 9:00 AM EDT2017-07-25 13:00:31 GMT
    Rainfall may become heavy at times and possibly lead to flash flooding on Tuesday.Rainfall may become heavy at times and possibly lead to flash flooding on Tuesday.

    Rainfall may become heavy at times and possibly lead to flash flooding.

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    Rainfall may become heavy at times and possibly lead to flash flooding.

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  • Cold front may bring strong storms next weekend

    Cold front may bring strong storms next weekend

    Sunday, July 23 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-07-24 02:27:44 GMT

    It has been warm, muggy, and stormy at times throughout the past few weeks in South Mississippi, which are all things we would expect this time of year.

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    It has been warm, muggy, and stormy at times throughout the past few weeks in South Mississippi, which are all things we would expect this time of year.

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  • Summer heat cranks up, practice heat safety

    Summer heat cranks up, practice heat safety

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:28:13 GMT
    It's a hot one today. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.It's a hot one today. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

    A hot weather pattern is setting up for the rest of the work week. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

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    A hot weather pattern is setting up for the rest of the work week. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s with heat index up to around 108 degrees.

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  • From wet to hot, a split week pattern

    From wet to hot, a split week pattern

    Monday, July 17 2017 6:51 AM EDT2017-07-17 10:51:04 GMT
    This week begins wet and ends hot for the Gulf Coast region.This week begins wet and ends hot for the Gulf Coast region.

    This week begins wet and ends hot for the Gulf Coast region.

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    This week begins wet and ends hot for the Gulf Coast region.

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  • Dryer, hotter times ahead?

    Dryer, hotter times ahead?

    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:39:24 GMT
    High pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere may build over south MS by this coming weekend, dropping rain chances but raising temperatures.High pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere may build over south MS by this coming weekend, dropping rain chances but raising temperatures.

    With so much rainy weather this summer, we’re looking for any hint of a pattern change that might bring south Mississippi some dryer weather.

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    With so much rainy weather this summer, we’re looking for any hint of a pattern change that might bring south Mississippi some dryer weather.

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  • Tropical Weather Outlook

    Tropical Weather Outlook

    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:29:29 GMT
    GFS Weather Model hinting at possible tropical development east of Lesser Antillies this weekGFS Weather Model hinting at possible tropical development east of Lesser Antillies this week

    As we enter the third week of July the tropics are expected to stay quiet over the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean. It’s a slightly different story our in the eastern Atlantic.

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    As we enter the third week of July the tropics are expected to stay quiet over the Gulf of Mexico and western Caribbean. It’s a slightly different story in the eastern Atlantic.

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  • "Ghost" of Tropical Depression 4 keeps rain chances high

    "Ghost" of Tropical Depression 4 keeps rain chances high

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:52:56 GMT
    GFS weather model run from 6 PM 7-3-17 suggests 1-3" of rain may fall between Friday and MondayGFS weather model run from 6 PM 7-3-17 suggests 1-3" of rain may fall between Friday and Monday

    After hit and miss storms across south Mississippi over the past few days, more storms are possible over the weekend thanks to the remnants of Tropical Depression 4. 

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    After hit and miss storms across south Mississippi over the past few days, more storms are possible over the weekend thanks to the remnants of Tropical Depression 4. 

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  • Tracking the Tropics

    Tracking the Tropics

    Sunday, July 9 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-07-09 16:04:56 GMT
    Model run from GFS suggesting slow development of tropical wave near Africa by end of the weekModel run from GFS suggesting slow development of tropical wave near Africa by end of the week

    As we enter the second full week of July, there are two areas being monitored in the tropics. 

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    As we enter the second full week of July, there are two areas being monitored in the tropics. 

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  • Few strong storms today, but will moon steal their thunder?

    Few strong storms today, but will moon steal their thunder?

    Saturday, July 8 2017 11:04 AM EDT2017-07-08 15:04:50 GMT
    Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne captures June's Strawberry moon rising above the Mississippi sound.Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne captures June's Strawberry moon rising above the Mississippi sound.

    While storms may put on a light show today and this evening, tonight’s full moon may try to steal their thunder.

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    While storms may put on a light show today and this evening, tonight’s full moon may try to steal their thunder.

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  • Weekend storms ahead, some strong

    Weekend storms ahead, some strong

    Friday, July 7 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-07-07 18:17:39 GMT
    Storm seen on Friday morning from Gulfport MSStorm seen on Friday morning from Gulfport MS

    The Gulf Coast region is set to see a wetter weather pattern unfold over the weekend.

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    The Gulf Coast region is set to see a wetter weather pattern unfold over the weekend.

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  • Tropical Depression Four not expected to strengthen

    Tropical Depression Four not expected to strengthen

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:10 AM EDT2017-07-06 14:10:58 GMT
    Tropical Depression Four is not expected to reach tropical storm strength as it nears the Bahamas next week.Tropical Depression Four is not expected to reach tropical storm strength as it nears the Bahamas next week.

    Tropical Depression Four is expected to never intensify to tropical storm strength as it moves over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean toward the Bahamas by next week.

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    Tropical Depression Four is expected to never intensify to tropical storm strength as it moves over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean toward the Bahamas by next week.

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  • Tropical Depression Four forms in Atlantic

    Tropical Depression Four forms in Atlantic

    Thursday, July 6 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-07-06 04:00:33 GMT
    Projected path of Tropical Depression Four as of 11 PM EST from the National Hurricane CenterProjected path of Tropical Depression Four as of 11 PM EST from the National Hurricane Center

    Tropical Depression Four (TD #4) has formed in the Atlantic. As of the 11 PM EST update, the National Hurricane Center has placed the center of the circulation about 1400 miles east of the Virgin Islands, moving west/northwest at 14 mph. Winds were about 30 mph. As TD #4 tracks west, it will encounter dry air and wind shear which is expected to keep the developmental process slow. As of now, it is forecast to stay a depression and approach the Bahamas by late this weekend into...

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    Tropical Depression Four (TD #4) has formed in the Atlantic. As of the 11 PM EST update, the National Hurricane Center has placed the center of the circulation about 1400 miles east of the Virgin Islands, moving west/northwest at 14 mph. Winds were about 30 mph. As TD #4 tracks west, it will encounter dry air and wind shear which is expected to keep the developmental process slow. As of now, it is forecast to stay a depression and approach the Bahamas by late this weekend into...

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  • Record-breaking June, highest rainfall in over 100 years

    Record-breaking June, highest rainfall in over 100 years

    Friday, June 30 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-06-30 16:57:20 GMT
    It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall.It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall.

    It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall. 

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    It has been quite the rainy month across the Gulf Coast region. In fact, parts of South Mississippi have seen record-breaking rainfall. 

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  • RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    RIVER WATCH: Check the current river stages, flood predictions

    Friday, June 30 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-06-30 14:07:42 GMT
    Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)Flooding at Wolf River (Photo source: Mary Elizabeth Nielsen)

    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

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    Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy says the potential for “life-threatening” flash flooding from Tropical Storm Cindy is very real starting Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Heavy rains could trigger more flooding

    FIRST ALERT: Heavy rains could trigger more flooding

    Thursday, June 29 2017 4:40 AM EDT2017-06-29 08:40:30 GMT
    Heavy rainfall is in Thursday's forecast. And the ground has not completely dried out from last week's downpours.Heavy rainfall is in Thursday's forecast. And the ground has not completely dried out from last week's downpours.

    Since the ground hasn't completely dried out from last week, this new heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding on Thursday.

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    Since the ground hasn't completely dried out from last week, this new heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding on Thursday.

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  • Flash Flood Warning issued for Jackson County

    Flash Flood Warning issued for Jackson County

    Friday, June 23 2017 2:07 AM EDT2017-06-23 06:07:30 GMT

    Flash Flooding will continue to be a major concern for Jackson county overnight. 

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    Flash Flooding will continue to be a major concern for Jackson county overnight. 

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  • Tropical Storm Warning issued as Cindy looms

    Tropical Storm Warning issued as Cindy looms

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 1:31 AM EDT2017-06-21 05:31:37 GMT

    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties as Tropical Storm Cindy inches closer to the Gulf Coast.

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    A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties as Tropical Storm Cindy inches closer to the Gulf Coast.

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  • LIST: Sandbag locations now open across South Mississippi

    LIST: Sandbag locations now open across South Mississippi

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:58:52 GMT
    The sandbag location at the Lorraine Rd. Work Center in Gulfport was busy Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)The sandbag location at the Lorraine Rd. Work Center in Gulfport was busy Tuesday morning. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties have all opened sandbag stations to help people prepare for this week's rain. People living in low-lying areas are encouraged to bring a shovel and fill up their own sandbags at one of these locations to help protect their property.

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    Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties have all opened sandbag stations to help people prepare for this week's rain. People living in low-lying areas are encouraged to bring a shovel and fill up their own sandbags at one of these locations to help protect their property.

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  • South Mississippi at risk for flash flooding

    South Mississippi at risk for flash flooding

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-20 16:44:12 GMT
    Very heavy to extreme rainfall across the Gulf Coast region Tuesday through Thursday. South Mississippi in the bulls-eye.Very heavy to extreme rainfall across the Gulf Coast region Tuesday through Thursday. South Mississippi in the bulls-eye.

    Rainfall forecast calls for widespread rain totals of four to eight inches. Isolated rain amounts greater than ten inches can't be ruled out.

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    Rainfall forecast calls for widespread rain totals of four to eight inches. Isolated rain amounts greater than ten inches can't be ruled out.

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  • Barrier islands closed ahead of possible tropical conditions

    Barrier islands closed ahead of possible tropical conditions

    Monday, June 19 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-06-19 23:03:56 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    The National Park Service has closed Mississippi’s barrier islands to the public ahead of possible tropical storm conditions later this week.

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    The National Park Service has closed Mississippi’s barrier islands to the public ahead of possible tropical storm conditions later this week.

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  • Tropical Storm Bret forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Bret forms in the Atlantic

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:55:00 GMT

    We continue to keep a close eye on the tropics with Invest 93-L. While we keep watch on that system, another system in the Atlantic Ocean has formed into our next tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm Bret.

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    We continue to keep a close eye on the tropics with Invest 93-L. While we keep watch on that system, another system in the Atlantic Ocean has formed into our next tropical cyclone, Tropical Storm Bret.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Chance for heavy tropical flooding rain this week

    FIRST ALERT: Chance for heavy tropical flooding rain this week

    Monday, June 19 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-06-19 20:31:45 GMT
    Heavy rainfall will be possible along the MS Gulf Coast beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.Heavy rainfall will be possible along the MS Gulf Coast beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.

    Watching the tropics this Monday. A disturbance labeled as "Invest 93-L" is moving north near the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday morning.

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    Watching the tropics this Monday. A disturbance labeled as "Invest 93-L" is moving north near the Yucatan Peninsula on Monday morning.

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  • Hurricane Hunters heading to Invest 93-L

    Hurricane Hunters heading to Invest 93-L

    Monday, June 19 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-06-19 19:37:53 GMT

    The Hurricane Hunters are heading to Invest 93-L, a system that we have been tracking since last week. 93-L was located in the Gulf of Mexico, north of the Yucatan Peninsula, on Monday afternoon.

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    The Hurricane Hunters are heading to Invest 93-L, a system that we have been tracking since last week. 93-L was located in the Gulf of Mexico, north of the Yucatan Peninsula, on Monday afternoon.

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  • Sunday evening tropics update

    Sunday evening tropics update

    Sunday, June 18 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-06-19 03:10:05 GMT

    The tropics have been heating up over the past week with two systems that we are currently watching. 

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    The tropics have been heating up over the past week with two systems that we are currently watching. 

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  • Tropical development likely in southern Gulf of Mexico this week

    Tropical development likely in southern Gulf of Mexico this week

    Sunday, June 18 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-06-18 18:38:26 GMT
    Broad area of low pressure in western Caribbean Sea being monitored for potential tropical developmentBroad area of low pressure in western Caribbean Sea being monitored for potential tropical development

    A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea is becoming better organized Sunday.

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    A broad area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea is becoming better organized Sunday.

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  • Odds increasing for new tropical system to form

    Odds increasing for new tropical system to form

    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-06-15 16:44:52 GMT
    Watching potential for tropical activity near the Yucatan Peninsula.Watching potential for tropical activity near the Yucatan Peninsula.

    A low pressure system near the west Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Peninsula now has a better chance to become Tropical Depression Two or Tropical Storm Bret this weekend or early next week, according to a Thursday tropical update. Odds for tropical development in the western Caribbean Sea have gone up from a low chance to a medium chance according to the National Hurricane Center on Thursday. "A complex area of low pressure is expected to form over the northwestern Caribbean S...

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    A low pressure system near the west Caribbean Sea and Yucatan Peninsula now has a better chance to become Tropical Depression Two or Tropical Storm Bret this weekend or early next week, according to a Thursday tropical update. Odds for tropical development in the western Caribbean Sea have gone up from a low chance to a medium chance according to the National Hurricane Center on Thursday. "A complex area of low pressure is expected to form over the northwestern Caribbean S...

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  • FIRST ALERT: Watching two disturbances in the tropics

    FIRST ALERT: Watching two disturbances in the tropics

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:39 AM EDT2017-06-14 13:39:51 GMT
    Watching two disturbances that could possible develop into tropical systems by this weekend.Watching two disturbances that could possible develop into tropical systems by this weekend.

    Two weather disturbances could possibly develop into tropical systems by this weekend. One of the areas to watch is in the western Caribbean. The other area is in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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    Two weather disturbances could possibly develop into tropical systems by this weekend. One of the areas to watch is in the western Caribbean. The other area is in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

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  • Rain chances back on the rise as deep moisture returns

    Rain chances back on the rise as deep moisture returns

    Sunday, June 11 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-06-11 21:42:18 GMT

    The end of last week and first part of the weekend brought beautiful conditions with no chance for rain and lower humidity, but showers returned on Sunday. 

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    The end of last week and first part of the weekend brought beautiful conditions with no chance for rain and lower humidity, but showers returned on Sunday. 

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  • Wetter weather pattern persists

    Wetter weather pattern persists

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 6:57 AM EDT2017-05-30 10:57:20 GMT
    Tropical moisture pulling in from the Gulf will allow for rainy and stormy weather for much of the next week.Tropical moisture pulling in from the Gulf will allow for rainy and stormy weather for much of the next week.

    Tuesday will be the third rainy day in a row for the region. Parts of the WLOX area have already seen one to two inches of rainfall since Sunday.

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    Tuesday will be the third rainy day in a row for the region. Parts of the WLOX area have already seen one to two inches of rainfall since Sunday.

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  • Not an ideal Memorial Day, but it'll be okay

    Not an ideal Memorial Day, but it'll be okay

    Monday, May 29 2017 7:31 AM EDT2017-05-29 11:31:59 GMT
    There will be storms at times on Memorial Day Monday. And there will also be rain-free breaks during the day to enjoy outdoor activities.There will be storms at times on Memorial Day Monday. And there will also be rain-free breaks during the day to enjoy outdoor activities.

    For Memorial Day Monday, we will see on and off storms, some of which could turn strong.

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    For Memorial Day Monday, we will see on and off storms, some of which could turn strong.

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  • Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible Sunday

    Scattered showers, thunderstorms possible Sunday

    Sunday, May 28 2017 3:25 PM EDT2017-05-28 19:25:47 GMT

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible on Sunday, with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds 5-15 mph. 

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    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible on Sunday, with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds 5-15 mph. 

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  • Scattered storms possible Memorial Day

    Scattered storms possible Memorial Day

    Saturday, May 27 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-05-27 21:36:21 GMT

    After a few dry days, the weather pattern changes as we head into the second half of Memorial Day Weekend. 

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    After a few dry days, the weather pattern changes as we head into the second half of Memorial Day Weekend. 

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  • NOAA forecasters say above-normal hurricane season is likely

    NOAA forecasters say above-normal hurricane season is likely

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:56:36 GMT
    (Photo source: NOAA)(Photo source: NOAA)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters said there is a good chance the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will see above-normal storm activity.

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasters said there is a good chance the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season will see above-normal storm activity.

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  • Why we issue Alert Days

    Why we issue Alert Days

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-05-23 05:19:37 GMT
    Rain on Tuesday morning (5/23/17)Rain on Tuesday morning (5/23/17)

    When the WLOX First Alert Weather Team issues an Alert Day for South Mississippi, it is because we believe the  weather will impact your day. The current Alert Day is because of the high rainfall totals we have seen with the potential for more rain. In fact, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening.

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    When the WLOX First Alert Weather Team issues an Alert Day for South Mississippi, it is because we believe the  weather will impact your day. The current Alert Day is because of the high rainfall totals we have seen with the potential for more rain. In fact, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening.

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  • Rounds of heavy rain to arrive through Tuesday

    Rounds of heavy rain to arrive through Tuesday

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:00:45 GMT
    Heavy rain may cause flooding issues some time on Monday, Monday night, or Tuesday. Alert Days in effect.Heavy rain may cause flooding issues some time on Monday, Monday night, or Tuesday. Alert Days in effect.

    Due to this past weekend's soaking rains the saturated ground won't take much more rainfall to lead to flash flooding issues.

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    Due to this past weekend's soaking rains the saturated ground won't take much more rainfall to lead to flash flooding issues.

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  • Potentially flooding rains expected Monday -Tuesday

    Potentially flooding rains expected Monday -Tuesday

    Sunday, May 21 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-05-21 18:11:56 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team has issued Alert Days for Monday and Tuesday of this week due to potentially flooding rains. 

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team has issued Alert Days for Monday and Tuesday of this week due to potentially flooding rains. 

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  • Turning wetter this weekend

    Turning wetter this weekend

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-05-19 16:00:58 GMT
    Generally, one to three inches of rainfall expected across the WLOX area of South Mississippi by Sunday's end, based on Friday's forecast.Generally, one to three inches of rainfall expected across the WLOX area of South Mississippi by Sunday's end, based on Friday's forecast.

    A slow-moving low pressure system and a cold front will be approaching our area this weekend, bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms.

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    A slow-moving low pressure system and a cold front will be approaching our area this weekend, bringing numerous showers and thunderstorms.

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  • Warm and humid conditions on the rise this week.

    Warm and humid conditions on the rise this week.

    Sunday, May 14 2017 8:27 PM EDT2017-05-15 00:27:28 GMT

    It was a warm weekend in South Mississippi with temperatures rising into the 80s each day accompanied by slightly humid conditions. 

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    It was a warm weekend in South Mississippi with temperatures rising into the 80s each day accompanied by slightly humid conditions. 

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  • Gorgeous Mother's Day forecast

    Gorgeous Mother's Day forecast

    Saturday, May 13 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-05-13 22:50:52 GMT

    Saturday brought drier weather compared to what we experienced on Friday with a partly cloudy sky overhead.

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    Saturday brought drier weather compared to what we experienced on Friday with a partly cloudy sky overhead.

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  • Over an inch of rainfall from Friday's storms

    Over an inch of rainfall from Friday's storms

    Friday, May 12 2017 2:56 PM EDT2017-05-12 18:56:05 GMT
    Storm timeline for Friday shows three separate rounds of active weather. One in the morning, one around midday, and one in the evening.Storm timeline for Friday shows three separate rounds of active weather. One in the morning, one around midday, and one in the evening.

    Rainfall totals have been estimated between one to two inches for much of South Mississippi. A few more scattered thunderstorms will be possible on Friday evening.

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    Rainfall totals have been estimated between one to two inches for much of South Mississippi. A few more scattered thunderstorms will be possible on Friday evening.

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  • Air quality alert for Tuesday

    Air quality alert for Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:01:19 GMT

    High pressure has led to a warm and sunny afternoon in South Mississippi on Tuesday, but it is also helping to bring a few issues in terms of air quality.

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    High pressure has led to a warm and sunny afternoon in South Mississippi on Tuesday, but it is also helping to bring a few issues in terms of air quality.

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  • Beautiful weekend weather lingers into week ahead

    Beautiful weekend weather lingers into week ahead

    Saturday, May 6 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-06 22:27:51 GMT

    The weather this weekend has been gorgeous bringing lower humidity with overnight lows below average and afternoon highs near average with a clear sky overhead.

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    The weather this weekend has been gorgeous bringing lower humidity with overnight lows below average and afternoon highs near average with a clear sky overhead.

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  • Record-cold Cinco de Mayo

    Record-cold Cinco de Mayo

    Friday, May 5 2017 8:41 AM EDT2017-05-05 12:41:53 GMT
    A dip in the jet stream causes chilly temperatures for Friday across the Southeast U.S.A dip in the jet stream causes chilly temperatures for Friday across the Southeast U.S.

    Record-cold temperatures were reported for parts of the WLOX area of South Mississippi on Friday morning.

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    Record-cold temperatures were reported for parts of the WLOX area of South Mississippi on Friday morning.

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  • Alert Day storms arrive tonight

    Alert Day storms arrive tonight

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:32:44 GMT
    Strong to severe storms move into the WLOX area Wednesday night into early ThusdayStrong to severe storms move into the WLOX area Wednesday night into early Thusday

    A low pressure system developing in the Plains will head toward the Gulf Coast region tonight, bringing disruptive and possibly destructive weather.

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    A low pressure system developing in the Plains will head toward the Gulf Coast region tonight, bringing disruptive and possibly destructive weather.

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  • Space station spotted over South Mississippi

    Space station spotted over South Mississippi

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 8:34 AM EDT2017-05-02 12:34:09 GMT
    Early Tuesday morning, the International Space Station was seen flying overhead.Early Tuesday morning, the International Space Station was seen flying overhead.

    The space station was visible for about four minutes as it tracked from the southwestern sky to the northeast, overhead.

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    The space station was visible for about four minutes as it tracked from the southwestern sky to the northeast, overhead.

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  • Stormy weather expected for Sunday afternoon

    Stormy weather expected for Sunday afternoon

    Saturday, April 29 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-04-30 03:14:53 GMT

    Starting on Friday we had winds really pick up across South Mississippi.

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    Starting on Friday we had winds really pick up across South Mississippi.

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  • Two rounds of April showers and storms

    Two rounds of April showers and storms

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-04-25 13:34:00 GMT
    Two rain systems will bring a total of three to four inches of rain to the region by Sunday.Two rain systems will bring a total of three to four inches of rain to the region by Sunday.

    Heavy rain and severe weather look possible, especially this weekend.

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    Heavy rain and severe weather look possible, especially this weekend.

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  • Humidity, rain chances return midweek

    Humidity, rain chances return midweek

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:24:01 GMT

    Monday brought less humidity to South Mississippi thanks to drier air moving in with winds out of the northwest, but it won't be staying this nice for long.

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    Monday brought less humidity to South Mississippi thanks to drier air moving in with winds out of the northwest, but it won't be staying this nice for long.

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  • Cooler weather makes a comeback

    Cooler weather makes a comeback

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:27:10 GMT

    Cooler weather has come back into South Mississippi for the mid to end of April, at least for a short period of time. 

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    Cooler weather has come back into South Mississippi for the mid to end of April, at least for a short period of time. 

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  • 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season off to early start

    2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season off to early start

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:42 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:42:32 GMT

    It’s only April, but the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially kicks off in June, is off to an early start. 

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    It’s only April, but the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially kicks off in June, is off to an early start. 

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  • Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

    Lyrid meteor shower this weekend

    Thursday, April 20 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-04-20 18:43:45 GMT
    Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekendLyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend

    The bright meteors should be visible to the naked eye. So, no special equipment will be necessary to view.

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    The bright meteors should be visible to the naked eye. So, no special equipment will be necessary to view.

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  • Tropical Depression One forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Depression One forms in the Atlantic

    Thursday, April 20 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-04-20 16:49:02 GMT
    Subtropical Depression One managed to transition into a fully-fledged tropical system on Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.Subtropical Depression One managed to transition into a fully-fledged tropical system on Thursday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Subtropical Depression One managed to transition into a fully-fledged, warm-cored, tropical system on Thursday morning,

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    Subtropical Depression One managed to transition into a fully-fledged, warm-cored, tropical system on Thursday morning,

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  • Tropics off to an early start with Subtropical Depression One

    Tropics off to an early start with Subtropical Depression One

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 12:56 PM EDT2017-04-19 16:56:28 GMT
    Tropical activity is starting early this year in the Atlantic with a subtropical depression forming on Wednesday.Tropical activity is starting early this year in the Atlantic with a subtropical depression forming on Wednesday.

    With the official start to hurricane season over a month away, activity is beginning to kick up in the Atlantic. A low pressure system has formed into a subtropical depression on Wednesday.

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    With the official start to hurricane season over a month away, activity is beginning to kick up in the Atlantic. A low pressure system has formed into a subtropical depression on Wednesday.

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  • Warm and humid conditions linger this week

    Warm and humid conditions linger this week

    Sunday, April 16 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-04-17 03:19:45 GMT

    It has been a warm and humid Easter Sunday in South Mississippi with temperatures rising into the lower 80s in some spots and dew points into the 70s.

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    It has been a warm and humid Easter Sunday in South Mississippi with temperatures rising into the lower 80s in some spots and dew points into the 70s.

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  • CSU forecasters issue outlook for 2017 hurricane season

    CSU forecasters issue outlook for 2017 hurricane season

    Thursday, April 6 2017 1:15 PM EDT2017-04-06 17:15:04 GMT

    Hurricane season starts June 1, and researchers at Colorado State University have put out their annual extended-range forecast of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity. The forecast is calling for an average to slightly below average year.

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    Hurricane season starts June 1, and researchers at Colorado State University have put out their annual extended-range forecast of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity. The forecast is calling for an average to slightly below average year.

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  • Severe weather threatens South Mississippi on Monday

    Severe weather threatens South Mississippi on Monday

    Sunday, April 2 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-04-03 03:05:55 GMT

    Sunday was fairly quiet in South Mississippi, but as we move into Monday a big change is on the way. 

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    Sunday was fairly quiet in South Mississippi, but as we move into Monday a big change is on the way. 

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  • Jackson Co. tornado warning expires

    Jackson Co. tornado warning expires

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:54 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:54:08 GMT

    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team continues to track severe storms moving through South Mississippi. A tornado warning in Jackson County just expired.

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    The WLOX First Alert Weather Team continues to track severe storms moving through South Mississippi. A tornado warning in Jackson County just expired.

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  • Spotted This Weekend: Waterspout off Gulfport coast

    Spotted This Weekend: Waterspout off Gulfport coast

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:04 PM EDT2017-03-26 16:04:40 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX)(Photo source: WLOX)

    Meteorologists Eric Jeansonne and Andrew Wilson captured a small waterspout on the WLOX tower cam off the coast of Gulfport this weekend.

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    Meteorologists Eric Jeansonne and Andrew Wilson captured a small waterspout on the WLOX tower cam off the coast of Gulfport this weekend.

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  • Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Stormy for March's final Saturday

    Thursday, March 23 2017 1:35 PM EDT2017-03-23 17:35:21 GMT
    As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.As a Saturday cold front moves in from the west, numerous thunderstorms, some strong, will put parts of the region at risk for severe weather.

    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

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    A few isolated severe storms will be possible, producing mainly threats of damaging wind gusts. But, hail and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.

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  • Mid-March freeze across the south

    Mid-March freeze across the south

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-03-15 11:36:44 GMT
    Dry high pressure will lead to clear sky & calm wind. Those conditions will allow for rapidly cooling temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning.Dry high pressure will lead to clear sky & calm wind. Those conditions will allow for rapidly cooling temperatures Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

    The only counties in the WLOX area under that freeze warning as of Wednesday morning were Stone and George counties.

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    The only counties in the WLOX area under that freeze warning as of Wednesday morning were Stone and George counties.

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  • Meteorological spring begins-- but, what is it?

    Meteorological spring begins-- but, what is it?

    Friday, March 3 2017 10:05 AM EST2017-03-03 15:05:49 GMT
    Meteorological spring began Mar 1.Meteorological spring began Mar 1.

    It starts a little earlier than the official calendar, or astronomical, spring season that most are more familiar with.

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    It starts a little earlier than the official calendar, or astronomical, spring season that most are more familiar with.

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  • Plains rain system arrives Tuesday

    Plains rain system arrives Tuesday

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:09 AM EST2017-02-21 06:09:20 GMT
    Rainy pattern setting up over the South for TuesdayRainy pattern setting up over the South for Tuesday

    A storm system bringing rain to the southern Plains on Monday will invade South Mississippi on Tuesday. Pouring rain could make for a dangerous Tuesday morning commute.

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    A storm system bringing rain to the southern Plains on Monday will invade South Mississippi on Tuesday. Pouring rain could make for a dangerous Tuesday morning commute.

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  • Two rain systems set to soak the southeast

    Two rain systems set to soak the southeast

    Friday, February 17 2017 8:42 AM EST2017-02-17 13:42:57 GMT
    Two rain systems approach the Gulf Coast region.Two rain systems approach the Gulf Coast region.

    A rain system located over Texas on Friday is expected to bring wet weather to the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Saturday. Another system way out along the Pacific coast will arrive next week, possibly bringing even heavier rainfall amounts.

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    A rain system located over Texas on Friday is expected to bring wet weather to the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Saturday. Another system way out along the Pacific coast will arrive next week, possibly bringing even heavier rainfall amounts.

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  • From freezing to near-record heat

    From freezing to near-record heat

    Thursday, February 16 2017 9:43 AM EST2017-02-16 14:43:09 GMT
    After freezing on Thursday, we'll see near-record heat around Sunday and Monday.After freezing on Thursday, we'll see near-record heat around Sunday and Monday.

    It was a cold wake up on Thursday with temperatures near-freezing in many locations. Good news for those that aren't a fan of winter: a big temperature turnaround is on the way.

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    It was a cold wake up on Thursday with temperatures near-freezing in many locations. Good news for those that aren't a fan of winter: a big temperature turnaround is on the way.

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  • Moon, Venus, and Mars appear together

    Moon, Venus, and Mars appear together

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 1:00 PM EST2017-02-01 18:00:37 GMT
    The Moon, Venus, and Mars all appearing over Gulfport on Tuesday nightThe Moon, Venus, and Mars all appearing over Gulfport on Tuesday night

    Sky watchers on Tuesday night were in for a treat when that exact thing happened: the Moon, Venus, and Mars all appeared together at the same time and in the same part of the sky. If you missed the display, don't despair. The Moon, Venus, and Mars will appear again on Wednesday night.

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    Sky watchers on Tuesday night were in for a treat when that exact thing happened: the Moon, Venus, and Mars all appeared together at the same time and in the same part of the sky. If you missed the display, don't despair. The Moon, Venus, and Mars will appear again on Wednesday night.

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  • Wild January weather wraps up

    Wild January weather wraps up

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 1:59 PM EST2017-01-31 18:59:48 GMT
    January brought very warm and wet weather this year.January brought very warm and wet weather this year.

    January 2017 will go down in the record books as one of Biloxi's wettest and warmest.

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    January 2017 will go down in the record books as one of Biloxi's wettest and warmest.

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  • Pollen flying early due to springlike January temperatures

    Pollen flying early due to springlike January temperatures

    Friday, January 27 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-01-27 17:23:06 GMT
    Pollen covering the roof of a car in BiloxiPollen covering the roof of a car in Biloxi

    If you park outside, you may have noticed some pollen beginning to collect on car in recent days. Abnormally warm January temperatures have done a number on area plants, causing some to begin pollinating far too early.

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    If you park outside, you may have noticed some pollen beginning to collect on car in recent days. Abnormally warm January temperatures have done a number on area plants, causing some to begin pollinating far too early.

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  • How to change the alert tone on your WLOX weather app

    How to change the alert tone on your WLOX weather app

    Tuesday, January 24 2017 1:57 PM EST2017-01-24 18:57:22 GMT
    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. (Photo source: WLOX)A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. (Photo source: WLOX)

    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. 

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    A recent update to the WLOX First Alert Weather app changed the variety of alert tones available to users. Here's how you can change it to whatever you prefer. 

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    Tornado watch in effect; severe weather moves into South Mississippi

    Tornado watch in effect; severe weather moves into South Mississippi

    Saturday, January 21 2017 6:36 PM EST2017-01-21 23:36:31 GMT

    A tornado watch has been issued for portions of Mississippi. 

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    A tornado watch has been issued for portions of Mississippi. 

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  • Strong to severe storms expected to roll through South MS Saturday morning

    Strong to severe storms expected to roll through South MS Saturday morning

    Friday, January 20 2017 5:49 PM EST2017-01-20 22:49:58 GMT

    Along with the heavy downpours, the threat of lightning, and the severe threats of damaging straight-line winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will also be possible on Saturday morning.

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    Along with the heavy downpours, the threat of lightning, and the severe threats of damaging straight-line winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes will also be possible on Saturday morning.

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  • Watching for flash flooding Thursday

    Watching for flash flooding Thursday

    Thursday, January 19 2017 12:04 PM EST2017-01-19 17:04:41 GMT
    Flash Flood Watch through Thursday evening for parts of the WLOX area of South MississippiFlash Flood Watch through Thursday evening for parts of the WLOX area of South Mississippi

    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the WLOX area in South Mississippi through Thursday evening.

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    A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for parts of the WLOX area in South Mississippi through Thursday evening.

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  • Rounds of storms to usher in cooler weather

    Rounds of storms to usher in cooler weather

    Wednesday, January 18 2017 12:59 PM EST2017-01-18 17:59:49 GMT
    Strong thunderstorms will be possible over the next several days.Strong thunderstorms will be possible over the next several days.

    Strong thunderstorms will be possible across the South Mississippi region over the next several days. There will be two rounds: one on Thursday and one this weekend.

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    Strong thunderstorms will be possible across the South Mississippi region over the next several days. There will be two rounds: one on Thursday and one this weekend.

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  • Record heat and rainfall kicks off 2017

    Record heat and rainfall kicks off 2017

    Saturday, January 14 2017 11:55 PM EST2017-01-15 04:55:27 GMT
    Over 200% of January's normal rainfall so far this month in Biloxi. It's the 3rd rainiest January on record.Over 200% of January's normal rainfall so far this month in Biloxi. It's the 3rd rainiest January on record.

    The month of January is only about halfway over. And we've already set new records for rainfall and warmth across much of South Mississippi.

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    The month of January is only about halfway over. And we've already set new records for rainfall and warmth across much of South Mississippi.

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