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New Year's storm brings a foot of rain

Very heavy to extreme amounts of rainfall across much of the WLOX area thanks to a New Year's storm. Very heavy to extreme amounts of rainfall across much of the WLOX area thanks to a New Year's storm.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Day after day of wet weather from a complex New Year's storm system allowed for parts of South Mississippi to pick up over twelve inches of rainfall.

The rain began on Saturday, dampening New Year's Eve party-goers across much of the Gulf Coast region. Many wetly rang in the New Year. And the heavy rain showers continued into the wee morning hours of 2017's first day.

More rounds of heavy rainfall pummeled the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Sunday, on and off, throughout the course of the day. And then, on Monday, even severe weather accompanied the torrential downpours.

Thankfully, the storm system finally lifted away to the east allowing for a drier Tuesday.

Storm-total rainfall mainly ranged between five to ten inches for much of the WLOX area. Some of the wettest areas were right along and south of the I-10 corridor in South Mississippi, like Gautier, picking up over a foot of rain based on radar estimates.

"All of this rain is why we've seen so many flooding issues with our local rivers," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "The good news is that the forecast calls for little to no rain for the rest of this week which should allow the swollen rivers to fall back to below flood stage."

A line of severe thunderstorms rolled through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia leaving reports of damage in its wake. Some damage reports came from within the WLOX area. Our local storm reports mainly consisted of downed trees and other types of wind damage. No hail damage or tornadoes were reported in South Mississippi.

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