Waterspout seen near Pascagoula - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Waterspout seen near Pascagoula

Possible waterspout along the Jackson County coast seen Thursday morning. Possible waterspout along the Jackson County coast seen Thursday morning.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

A waterspout was seen near Pascagoula on Thursday morning. A photo containing what appeared to be a waterspout was sent to WLOX around 10 a.m. from the Chevron Pascagoula Refinery area.

"It doesn't take much for coastal storms to spin up a brief and weak waterspout when there is so much tropical moisture," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "Looks like that may have happened this morning along the Jackson County coast."

South Mississippi and the adjacent coastal waters could see funnels and waterspouts mainly on Thursday morning, according to a statement issued by the National Weather Service based in Slidell, LA.

"These [funnels and waterspouts] typically are short-lived and do not cause damage," the NWS statement mentioned.

"South Mississippi will hold on to increased rain chances until a cold front passes on Friday morning," Williams said. "Expect showers and thunderstorms to continue across parts of our area until then. Severe, damaging, weather is not expected to be an issue at this time for us with this front."

Copyright 2016 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • WLOX First Alert Weather BlogsMore>>

  • Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Freezing temperatures possible tonight

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-11-19 17:36:12 GMT

    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

    More >>

    As cold air settles across the region tonight, conditions will allow for some areas to see temperatures briefly drop at or below freezing just before sunrise Monday morning. 

    More >>
  • Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Thanksgiving week travel forecast

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:14 PM EST2017-11-19 17:14:37 GMT

    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

    More >>

    Thanksgiving week is one of the busiest travel times of the year. And weather plays a big factor in those travel plans.  

    More >>
  • Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

    Leonid Meteor Shower peaks Saturday morning

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:23 PM EST2017-11-17 17:23:21 GMT

    Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

    More >>

    Each year in November, the Leonid Meteor Shower puts on a dazzling display of shooting stars across the night sky. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly