Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of South Mississippi

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Hancock, Harrison Jackson and Pearl River counties until 7 p.m.

A Plains storm system is set to bring showers and thunderstorms to much of the Southeast as April ends and May begins. Some parts of the region will face flooding and severe weather.

All of South Mississippi was included under a "Slight" risk for severe weather, mainly during Saturday afternoon and evening, according to a Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Outlook issued Saturday afternoon.

Flash Flood Watches extended from parts of Texas to Louisiana and Mississippi on Saturday in anticipation of one to three inches of rainfall.

"Any additional rainfall we see this weekend could allow local river flooding concerns to resurge," commented WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "If Saturday's heavy storms stay to our north, like some forecast models are hinting, we may avoid a flash flood threat right along the Mississippi Coast on Saturday."

Showers and scattered thunderstorms are also in Sunday's, Monday's and Tuesday's forecast. The parent upper system responsible for the inclement weather will finally pass to the east of South Mississippi by midweek. This will allow cooler and drier air to finally work into our area by Wednesday, continuing through the rest of the week.

When will the storms arrive? Open up your WLOX First Alert Weather App or head to to view the latest hourly forecast for your area. Remember to always stay weather aware with the WLOX First Alert Weather Team on WLOX News Now.

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