Rain bands linger for us as Barry slowly pulls away from the coast

Monday has already brought downpours to parts of South Mississippi
Published: Jul. 15, 2019 at 10:33 AM CDT
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Barry's remnants still sending rain bands our way today. Coastal Mississippi's rain chances may be split down the middle.

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.

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Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Monday, July 15, 2019

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.

7-12-19 coastal flooding hancock county

HANCOCK COUNTY coastal flooding has begun. Portions of S. Beach Blvd near the Silver Slipper have gone underwater this morning. We are in high tide this morning and it is coming in much higher than normal. Tomorrow's high tide could be even worse. #MSwx US National Weather Service New Orleans Louisiana Latest on Barry & our forecast here: https://bit.ly/30vqNYI

Posted by Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Friday, July 12, 2019

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