Heavy rain in the forecast with possible flooding

Heavy rain in the forecast with possible flooding
This area of low pressure has brought heavy rain and flooding for Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. (Photo source: WLOX)
This area of low pressure has brought heavy rain and flooding for Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. (Photo source: WLOX)
With the strong southerly winds we have a coastal flood advisory in effect until Thursday evening for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. (Photo source: WLOX)
With the strong southerly winds we have a coastal flood advisory in effect until Thursday evening for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. (Photo source: WLOX)
Tides may be two feet above normal through this time period allowing for the possibility of minor flooding along the coastline. (Photo source: WLOX)
Tides may be two feet above normal through this time period allowing for the possibility of minor flooding along the coastline. (Photo source: WLOX)
Remember to stay weather aware over the next several days with the WLOX First Alert Weather Team on WLOX News Now, WLOX.com, and with the free WLOX First Alert Weather App. (Photo source: WLOX)
Remember to stay weather aware over the next several days with the WLOX First Alert Weather Team on WLOX News Now, WLOX.com, and with the free WLOX First Alert Weather App. (Photo source: WLOX)

It has been a very windy past few days across South Mississippi as an area of low pressure has stalled over Texas. This area of low pressure has brought heavy rain and flooding for Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. This low will move east, toward us, and bring us a chance for heavy rain too, but luckily not as much as what they've had.

Rain is in the forecast from Wednesday all of the way though Saturday with the heaviest rain falling on Thursday evening, through Friday.

To go along with the rain chances, we will continue to see the gusty winds. With the strong southerly winds we have a coastal flood advisory in effect until Thursday evening for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties. Tides may be two feet above normal through this time period allowing for the possibility of minor flooding along the coastline.

Remind friends and family to check their lines at local harbors throughout this time period. We will have a potential for a few strong storms on Thursday and Friday, but our main risk is going to be flooding.

"We may see that not everyone has the risk for flooding," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Andrew Wilson.

Wilson said some of the latest information coming in from the weather models shows that there could be a sharp cut off for who sees the heaviest of rain and who doesn't see as much.

"It is starting to look like the heaviest rain will be for areas closest to the Pearl River, while those closer to the Alabama state line may even see less than half an inch," said Wilson.

Possible rainfall totals in South Mississippi were up to two to five inches for parts of South Mississippi for the time period of Wednesday through Saturday with a majority of rain falling on Friday.

"Remember to avoid driving across flooded areas and keep a close eye on river levels in your area," Wilson said.

Drier weather looks to return for the end of the weekend and into early next week, but certain rivers in South Mississippi will still be on the rise.

Remember to stay weather aware over the next several days with the WLOX First Alert Weather Team on WLOX News Now, WLOX.com, and with the free WLOX First Alert Weather App.

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