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Wet weather for summer's final weekend

Onshore flow and tropical low boost this weekend's potential for heavy rainfall across the central Gulf Coast region. Onshore flow and tropical low boost this weekend's potential for heavy rainfall across the central Gulf Coast region.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

What a bummer! It's our final summer weekend on the calendar, and our region will see increased rain chances.

Parts of South Mississippi woke up Saturday to early morning rain showers. Areas like Pascagoula reporting about a third-inch of morning rainfall and parts of Biloxi saw almost a half-inch of rain.

But the rain began to let up during the mid-morning.

"While there could be a lull in rain activity during the late morning and early afternoon today, expect storms to fire up across our area before Saturday evening," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. 

"The wet weather set-up is due to a tropical low off the Louisiana coast pumping in tons of atmospheric moisture to central Gulf Coast region. So, the potential is there for heavy rain at times," Williams continued.

By the end of Sunday, the forecast is calling for most of South Mississippi to pick up one to two inches of rainfall, with a few isolated spots seeing between two to three inches of rainfall.

Keep an eye on the radar if you plan to travel on the interstate or highway because these downpours could make for blinding, hazardous driving conditions.

More showers and storms are possible on Sunday, but the rain chance is slightly lower. And then South Mississippi's chance for rain should significantly decrease by Tuesday as tropical moisture exits the area.

You can track the storms on our Live Radar in the WLOX First Alert Weather App.

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