Thunderstorms dumping heavy rainfall

Carrie's 5 PM First Alert Forecast

A few thunderstorms have produced pea size hail, frequent lightning and heavy rain. The showers and storms will diminish this evening.

We have seen anywhere from two to four inches of rain in several spots throughout South Mississippi. We have seen flood advisories due to heavy rain.

Because of the clouds and rain today, the temperatures are staying in the 70s and low 80s. Tonight, we will see some clearing with partly cloudy skies overnight and lows dropping into the 60s and 70s.

Thursday’s rain chance will be lower with only a few hit-or-miss thunderstorms possible. Rain chances stick around Friday and early Saturday. Then, maybe we’ll have some time to dry out when a high pressure system sits over the Southeast.

The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Bertha today. Bertha is already moving into the South Carolina coast. Hurricane Season officially begins on Monday, June 1st.