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FIRST ALERT: Heavy rains could trigger more flooding

Heavy rainfall is in Thursday's forecast. And the ground has not completely dried out from last week's downpours. Heavy rainfall is in Thursday's forecast. And the ground has not completely dried out from last week's downpours.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire WLOX area until Thursday night. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire WLOX area until Thursday night.
Periods of heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding on Thursday in South Mississippi. Periods of heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding on Thursday in South Mississippi.
Remember the difference: a flash flood watch means that conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding. Be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued. Remember the difference: a flash flood watch means that conditions could develop that lead to flash flooding. Be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
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A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the entire WLOX area of South Mississippi until Thursday night. We could see around one to three inches of rainfall or more on Thursday.

Since the ground hasn't completely dried out from last week, this new heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding on Thursday.

The combination of high moisture levels and a stationary front will allow for shower and thunderstorm development this morning and through the afternoon hours across the area. Some of these storms could be very efficient rainfall producers, leading to flash flooding in some areas. 

For Thursday, expect rainy conditions often with some thunderstorms from time to time. Some of Thursday's thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy downpours.

The heaviest rain on Thursday looks to fall during the morning hours, according to the latest model and radar trends. Rain activity could become more scattered heading into Thursday evening.

Impacts include localized flash flooding from excessive rainfall as well as the possibility of rises along area streams and rivers.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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