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