SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - South Mississippi started out the morning quite sticky with temperatures in the upper 70s and dew point temperatures about the same.
Temperatures quickly soared into the upper 80s and low 90s along the Coast, allowing thunderstorms to build in the early afternoon hours dropping heavy rain on the area.
However, there is currently a Flash Flood Warning in effect for Harrison County and Jackson County in SE Mississippi until 5:15 PM.
Expect the tributaries along the Tchoutacabouffa and Biloxi Rivers, to be on the rise over the next several hours while the rain continues.
This storm will start to die out and weaken around sunset, but heavy rainfall is expected through this time.
Over the next several days expect conditions much like today, scattered showers and thunderstorms may bring localized heavy rainfall and issues with flooding.
Please avoid flood waters and have an action plan in place if you live in an area more prone to flooding. Other issues with these storms could be frequent lightning and strong winds.
Be sure whenever there is thunder to go indoors because lightning can strike a considerable distance away from the storm itself.
Remain weather aware over the next several days as storms are expected to spark up around the late morning and early afternoon hours, then die out around sunset.