SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A flash flood watch remains in effect today for parts of South MS. Bands of tropical showers and storms at times will be capable of producing torrential rainfall.
Barry was still technically a tropical depression on Monday morning with a center located over Arkansas. But some of its rain bands to extend into portions of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Flash flooding may result under these bands. Depending on rainfall trends, some area rivers and streams may be in flood.
Not everyone in South Mississippi will see rain today. Today’s best rain chances should be closer to Louisiana along I-59 in areas like Poplarville and Picayune.
Lower rain chances for areas closer to Alabama like Biloxi and Vancleave.
A drier weather trend starts tomorrow and continues into the rest of the week.
Looking back at Barry, coastal Mississippi did see impacts.
Sustained winds between 20 and 30 mph with gusts over 40 mph were reported on Saturday for parts of South Mississippi. There were several tornado warnings in coastal Mississippi (Pearl River County, Jackson County), though no official confirmation of these possible tornadoes.
Weekend rainfall totals exceeded four inches in parts of coastal Mississippi as seen below:
Some areas along the coast did experience coastal flooding, mainly across the low lying areas in Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties.
On Friday, July 13, 2019 storm surge from Barry caused water near the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis to come over South Beach Boulevard.
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