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Easter Flash Flooding Possible along Mississippi Coast

Flash Flood Watch was issued on Sunday morning for the Mississippi Coast Flash Flood Watch was issued on Sunday morning for the Mississippi Coast

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties until 2 PM CDT this afternoon.

A brief period of heavy rain could lead to localized flash flooding concerns on Easter Sunday.
 
Overnight showers and embedded thunderstorms have saturated the ground across much of the region. This is ahead of heavier activity which could train over portions of coastal Mississippi. The flash flood threat should end rather quickly early this afternoon. 
 
Rainfall rates will possibly approach three inches per hour. Rainfall amounts of two to three inches in an hour could quickly lead to localized flash flooding concerns, especially in urban areas where runoff will be very quick.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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