South MS bracing under stormy weather

The view of our interactive radar on the WLOX 24/7 Weather iPhone app.
The view of our interactive radar on the WLOX 24/7 Weather iPhone app.

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. I hope you have your umbrella with you.  Because it sure doesn't look like the rain will stop anytime soon.

We just got some video sent to us from a Pass Christian viewer.  And it probably looks similar to what you're seeing out your windows.  The video shows rain pelting the city.  And occasionally, you see the pop of a lightning bolt. Click here to check it out on our Facebook page.

We've gotten several reports of downed trees.  And we just heard about the possible sighting of a funnel cloud.

The severe weather gives me a chance to remind you that you better be watching WLOX 24/7 meteorologists Mike Reader, Carrie Duncan and Tommy Richards.  If you're not by a TV, don't worry. Our team of meteorologists is with you 24 hours a day.  Be sure you're logging onto the weather page.  Or, if you have an iPhone or an Android device, download the WLOX app.  That gives you instant access to pertinent weather data, including the local radar.

We're following a potential new lead in the Jaren Lockhart murder investigation.  Trang Pham Bui talked with Hancock County investigators about what information they've analyzed to figure out who may have killed the New Orleans woman, dismembered her body, and tossed her remains in the Mississippi Sound.

If you were on this morning, you know I wrote a story about budget concerns in Gulfport.  The city is looking at how to trim costs and pay all its bills.  Councilman Rusty Walker said based on budget projections, "It cannot be business as usual."  Tonight, Danielle Thomas talks with Walker about the budget battle city leaders are about to tackle.  You'll see her story on WLOX News at 6:00.

Flip over to WLOX News at 6:30 and catch Doug Walker's investigation into Gautier's water system.  For years, people who live in Gautier have been paying for something many of them don't use.  Doug found out there are now plans in the works to improve the quality of the city's water.  The only place you'll see that story is on our CBS channel.

I'll talk with you again on Thursday.