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Heavy rain and storms nearly certain Friday

Cold front brings severe weather threat to southeast on Friday (Photo source: WLOX) Cold front brings severe weather threat to southeast on Friday (Photo source: WLOX)
Friday's rain chance trend shows almost certain showers from mid-morning into the afternoon. (Photo source: WLOX) Friday's rain chance trend shows almost certain showers from mid-morning into the afternoon. (Photo source: WLOX)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Severe weather broke out from the Great Lakes to just about the Gulf Coast on Thursday. The same system responsible for those hundreds of severe weather reports will bear down on the Gulf Coast on Friday.

A cold front is expected to pass through the Gulf Coast region by Friday night. Ahead of that cold front, South Mississippi can expect nearly certain showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Friday.

Occasional heavy rain and lightning should be expected with any of Friday's thunderstorms, but a few storms could become strong to severe. 

"The severe weather that will be possible over South Mississippi on Friday should not be as intense as what happened in north and central Mississippi on Thursday," said WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams.

"Our main threat is going to be from flash flooding because of the high amounts of rain forecast in combination with this past month of heavy rain. So, rivers may start rising again, but we will be keeping a close eye on it and keep our viewers updated," WLOX Chief Meteorologist Carrie Duncan said.

Showers may linger Friday night through Saturday morning before sunrise. By Saturday afternoon, South Mississippi's weather should be clearer, drier and sunnier.

Make sure to check for the latest WLOX First Alert Weather Team forecast updates often over the next few days with the WLOX First Alert Weather App and on WLOX.com.

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