Heavy rains expected with an early March system

Heavy rains expected with an early March system

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - This weekend has brought pleasant conditions thanks to high pressure over the eastern U.S. promoting a fair weather pattern. But, heavy rainfall could cause concern for flooding later this week.

By Wednesday, South Mississippi's rain chances will pump up as a low pressure system forms over Texas. That low will cause heavy flooding rains over the Southern Plains and parts of the Southeast as it slowly crawls to the east during the late week period.

Widespread rainfall looks to affect South Mississippi mainly on Thursday, Friday, and possibly into next weekend. By the time Saturday arrives, parts of the WLOX area could see upwards of four to six inches of rainfall.

This system will put parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana at risk for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. But any severe weather threat for areas in Mississippi is not set in stone later in the week.

"At this time, severe weather is not expected to be a major issue for South Mississippi with the late week system. But a few strong storms are not out of the question," commented WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "In any case, the main threat will be heavy rainfall. And it may increase our flood potential... parts of the WLOX area could be at risk for flash flooding, rising rivers, and minor coastal flooding."

The WLOX First Alert Weather team will continue to track this system. Be sure to watch WLOX News Now and keep updated on WLOX.com for the latest info. Our free WLOX Weather App is a great tool to stay in the know about South Mississippi's weather; it's a great idea to check it often.

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