By WLOX Staff
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Heavy rain and flash flooding is expected in south Mississippi Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. A low pressure system in the north western Gulf of Mexico is moving across the gulf, bringing the severe weather to our area.
A Flash Flood Watch and Coastal Flood Watch are in effect for Tuesday through Wednesday. And a Gale Warning is also in effect from noon Tuesday through Wednesday morning.
Residents should prepare for the incoming weather as if it were a tropical storm: Any loose items should be brought indoors. Larger items should be secured so they're not picked up by a gust of wind.
"Residents in low lying areas should prepare for flooding," WLOX Meteorologist Rob Knight warned. "Plan a night at home. Anyone who can, should stay off the roads tonight."
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to last into the overnight hours, with winds gusting into the 40 mph range. Temperatures will only climb into the mid 50s Tuesday, with an overnight low in the low 50s.