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A wet April, but welcomed drier start to May

The month of April was a wet one here in South Mississippi. (Photo source: WLOX News) The month of April was a wet one here in South Mississippi. (Photo source: WLOX News)
For this week we will have some chances for showers and storms, but luckily the impact looks to be minimal. (Photo source: WLOX News) For this week we will have some chances for showers and storms, but luckily the impact looks to be minimal. (Photo source: WLOX News)
Download the free WLOX First Alert Weather App and get your forecast on the go. (Photo source: WLOX News) Download the free WLOX First Alert Weather App and get your forecast on the go. (Photo source: WLOX News)
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The month of April was a wet one here in South Mississippi as several storm systems moved through dropping large amounts of rain.

At the station, we received over double our monthly average and much of that rain made for issues with flooding for many areas during different times of the month.

At the beginning of the month we had times at which the rivers were very high and threatening spots along side them as heavy rain drained into those river ways. But now, all of the rivers in South Mississippi are well within their banks and not forecast to flood.

The end of the month brought a very impressive complex of storms that caused a serious flash flood event with even a flash flood emergency being set into place for portions of Harrison County at one time.

Thankfully, May has been quieter and it has allowed everyone some time to clean up a bit after the mess April left, as you can still see lines of trees and debris along some roads after the flooding we dealt with.

For this week we will have some chances for showers and storms, but luckily the impact looks to be minimal.

The whole reason for our drier weather over the past several days is because of an area of high pressure over South Mississippi, but now it is shifting to the east and that returns our southerly winds, which means more moisture and warmer conditions.

For this week expect a lot of cloud cover and dreary weather at times, but rain chances will only be slight with a 20 percent chance in the forecast for a majority of the week.

When we get to Friday a cold front will make a run for our area and that will bring some increased rain chances, but we are not expecting any issues with significant rainfall with it.

The cold front will pass through and we will be left with gorgeous weather next weekend.

While it is sad to see this beautiful weather coming to an end for now, we will just have to make it through a few dreary days to get back to the gorgeous weather right where you want to see it next weekend.

Don't forget that for the latest forecast in your area you can download the free WLOX First Alert Weather App and get your forecast on the go.

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