Possible heavy thunderstorms on Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible but not likely in South Mississippi

FORECAST VIDEO: 2-20-2019 P.M. showers and t-storms still expected

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - There will be a very low risk of severe weather and excessive rainfall across much of South Mississippi on Wednesday as a stalling cold front approaches from the west.

Damaging winds will be the main threat. But, an isolated tornado or two will be possible.

Rain amounts in South Mississippi through Wednesday afternoon are expected to range from one to two inches, with locally higher amounts possible.

“How much bad weather we see on Wednesday all depends on how close the stalling front gets to us before it finally stalls and then retreats on Thursday,” said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams.

Showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe, are expected to arrive in South Mississippi today... especially between midday and this afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe, are expected to arrive in South Mississippi today... especially between midday and this afternoon.
Wednesday's rainfall amounts in South Mississippi may reach up to two inches, with the lightest totals expected near Alabama and the heaviest totals near Louisiana.
Wednesday's rainfall amounts in South Mississippi may reach up to two inches, with the lightest totals expected near Alabama and the heaviest totals near Louisiana.
UPDATE: 'Level Two' risk area has been expanded to include more of South MS in a Wednesday morning update. The higher the level, the more likely it is for severe damaging weather to occur. These are still on the low end which means severe weather is possible but not likely.
UPDATE: 'Level Two' risk area has been expanded to include more of South MS in a Wednesday morning update. The higher the level, the more likely it is for severe damaging weather to occur. These are still on the low end which means severe weather is possible but not likely.
UPDATE: 'Level Two' risk area has been expanded to include more of South MS in a Wednesday morning update. The higher the level, the more likely it is for severe damaging weather to occur. These are still on the low end which means severe weather is possible but not likely.
UPDATE: 'Level Two' risk area has been expanded to include more of South MS in a Wednesday morning update. The higher the level, the more likely it is for severe damaging weather to occur. These are still on the low end which means severe weather is possible but not likely.
Straight-line wind gusts topping 50 mph and heavy rainfall will be the main threats to watch out for in South Mississippi on Wednesday as thunderstorms arrive midday into the afternoon. An isolated tornado or two as well as small hail can't be ruled out.
Straight-line wind gusts topping 50 mph and heavy rainfall will be the main threats to watch out for in South Mississippi on Wednesday as thunderstorms arrive midday into the afternoon. An isolated tornado or two as well as small hail can't be ruled out.

Below is a breakdown of what to expect through Wednesday in South Mississippi, highlighting potential impacts:

WEDNESDAY

  • Numerous showers and scattered thunderstorms; rain chance 80% to 90%
  • Greatest rain chance: 12 PM to 7 PM; greatest t-storm chance: 2 PM to 5 PM
  • (Note: since the rain chance is not 100%, that means there is a way out for us... we do have at least a 10% chance to see little to no rain activity if the front stalls to our west instead of actually moving into our area)
  • Strong to severe thunderstorms possible but not likely. Excessive rainfall possible but not likely.
  • Afternoon highs in the 70s

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