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  Tropical storm warnings in effect just to the west and east of Mississippi

Forecast calls for a tropical storm to make a Florida Panhandle landfall Saturday. Will be a close call for Mississippi.

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

Summer-like heat will last into October

  No big cool down expected this week, but maybe a little by the weekend?

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

  Flooding reported this morning. More storms approaching.

  How waterspouts form

Continued Coverage

When flash flooding threatens, turn around and don’t drown

It’s not just the heat; it’s the humidity!

  Perseid Meteor Shower 2019 fights bright moonlight at peak

  Hurricane Camille remembered 50 years later

Perseid Meteor Shower Peak

Love the smell of rain? Here’s the science behind its distinct smell

  Near-normal July. August may be warmer.

August is Meteorological Summer’s final month

  Caribbean tropical wave may near Florida and the Bahamas by late-week

While 95L is not a credible threat to South Mississippi, it will pose at least a rain threat to areas between Puerto Rico and Florida by this weekend.

  The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is reaching its peak

The Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower is going to peak near the end of July! You may be able to see some shooting stars before the sunrise.

I want to see the northern lights!

I've always wanted to see the northern lights, so here's a guide for chasing down the aurora borealis.

Rare July cold front brings record-cool air

  Rare July Cold Front on Tuesday

International Space Station Fly-over

  Flash Flood Watch through Monday

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

  How a tropical system could impact salinity levels and blue-green algae in the Mississippi Sound

  Pascagoula records hottest temperature in over 20 years

Several other cities in South Mississippi recorded blazing temperatures

The dog days of summer have arrived. Here’s what that means.

The dog days of summer are upon us. Did you know the dog days have nothing to do with heat or even dogs for that matter?

  2019’s first major hurricane forms in the Pacific

Major Pacific Hurricane Barbara reaches cat 4 strength on Tuesday morning, posing no threat to the Gulf.

  July, our usual wettest month of the year, could be dry

The first six months of 2019 has been dry for much of coastal Mississippi

  Downbursts and hail hit South Mississippi; here is how they form

While summertime thunderstorms are a part of life in South Mississippi, they can still cause problems. One of the biggest threats with thunderstorms in the summer time are downbursts.

  Large plume of Saharan dust to make for hazy skies, potentially vibrant sunsets this week

While it is typical for tropical waves to roll off the African coast this time of year, it is also common to for large plumes of dust to come off the coast as well.

Dangerous Heat Index this week

There is a Heat Advisory is in effect for South Mississippi counties: Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson until 6 PM this evening. The heat will stick around for the foreseeable future, so Heat Advisories could be a daily occurrence.

  Dangerous heat for the first day of summer

Expect heat index values of 103 to 109 degrees on the longest day of the year

  Sudden increase in salinity in Mississippi’s coastal waters

There has been a recent sharp increase in salinity in the coastal waters of Mississippi.

Practice sun safety in the hot summer months

Summer is in the air. And so is plenty of sunshine.

  Tornado Watch until 5 PM for coastal Mississippi

A Tornado Watch is in effect for ALL of coastal Mississippi.

  First Alert: Showers likely. Coastal and flash flooding possible.

Storms may produce locally heavy rainfall, possibly resulting in flash flooding across the area Thursday and possibly into Friday.

  Tropical moisture will increase rain chances this week; may prolong Mississippi River flooding

Tropical moisture may give us heavy rain in South Mississippi this week.

  Why Mississippi Sound salinity levels are low and how opening Morganza Spillway can lower freshwater intrusion

The combination of locally heavy rain this winter and spring and the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has led to abnormally low salinity levels in the Mississippi Sound.

  Four storms to remember from recent years as hurricane season 2019 begins

The last two hurricane seasons have brought several landfalling systems to the central Gulf Coast region, including two in South Mississippi.

Watch out for sunburn and heat stress this week

Extreme UV index, heat index nearing 100°

Subtropical Storm Andrea forms near Bermuda

Hurricane season officially begins on June 1

  Once in a blue moon, this weekend

This year, May’s full moon will also be called a blue moon. But, it might be for a different reason than you’re used to.

Wolf River has crested and is now falling. Flooding issues continue.

Here are the latest river forecasts from the National Weather Service River Forecast Center as of Tuesday morning May 14th

  Tornado Watch until 6 PM for coastal Mississippi

Watch out for mainly damaging straight-line winds. A few tornadoes will be possible somewhere in the watch area as well.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Assembling Disaster Supplies

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath.

  Hurricane Preparedness - Develop an Evacuation Plan

If you are in an evacuation zone, figure out today where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate.

Wet weather possible at times during Thunder Over the Sound

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in coastal Mississippi’s forecast for Saturday

  Tropical disturbance near Florida remains no threat to South MS

Regardless of development, locally heavy rains are possible over portions of the Florida peninsula during the next day or so. No South MS impacts expected.

May meteor shower reaching its peak

This year, peak nights will be Saturday night into early Sunday as well as Sunday night into early Monday.

  Wetter than normal April in the books

Heavy rain occurred almost every Thursday of the month

Heavy rain and thunderstorms this afternoon & evening

Some of Thursday's thunderstorms may become severe, causing warnings and possibly damage.

Severe weather risk moves out of South Mississippi, minor wind damage reported

Tornadoes and damaging winds will be the main threats to watch

  A heaping helping of April showers

Up to two inches of heavy rain possible Thursday and Thursday night. Severe weather possible but not likely.

  Caesar, MS tornado of April 2 1974

This particular tornado on April 2 1974 cost dozens of thousands of dollars as it damaged homes and farm buildings in the Caesar area.

  Warm and wet April ahead based on latest outlook

As a spring drought develops in the South, April showers could be the key to fixing the rainfall deficit

WATCH LIVE: Spacewalking astronauts replace more station batteries

Spacewalking astronauts are replacing more batteries outside the International Space Station

  Tropical Storm Iba forms near Brazil in late March

The South Atlantic Ocean rarely ever sees storms forming there

  Cold front brings a few showers and thunderstorms for Monday

While severe damaging weather will be possible in South Mississippi today, it will be unlikely.

  Big “extratropical” system impacting central & east U.S.

Our windy conditions this week are thanks to a strong extratropical system which is impacting the central and east U.S.

  Showers and storms likely on Sunday afternoon

We're keeping an eye out for showers and storms through the afternoon! Some could become strong with heavy rain.

  Carnival Season Finale: Warm and maybe wet, then chilly and dry

Warm and maybe wet this weekend. Chilly and dry next week.

Winter may make a comeback for Mardi Gras

Much cooler air is on track to move in early in March.

Deceivingly dry despite frequent February showers

Somehow our monthly rain totals are actually below normal

  Clouds and rain to steal sunshine away again this week

Enjoy the sunshine while you can. More clouds and shower are expected to return

  Some weekend parades have a chance for rain

The chance for rain in South Mississippi will be low on Saturday, high on Saturday night, and none on Sunday.

  Finally cooler by Sunday

A weekend cold front will clear us up, dry us out, and cool us down

  Possible heavy thunderstorms on Wednesday

Strong to severe thunderstorms possible but not likely in South Mississippi

  Dreary weather pattern continues this week; flooding rains possible in Northern Mississippi

The year without sunshine continues this week for South Mississippi.

  Warm and dry February so far, outlook also warm

Staying warm for the next two weeks, then cooler for early March?

  Heavy downpours possible on Tuesday

The WLOX First Alert Weather Team is keeping an eye on the chance for a line of showers and possibly a few thunderstorms on Tuesday.

  Pollen arriving ahead of schedule

Signs of an early spring have been recently spotted in South Mississippi.

  Near-record heat in early February. Then, a taste of winter.

Springlike through Thursday. Then, cooler Friday.

  Windy and chilly Tuesday, freeze tonight

Freezing temperatures possible tonight into Wednesday morning

  Low risk of severe storms for Wednesday

The chance for severe weather is low today, but heavy rain is looking very likely.

  Will it be warm or cold this week? Yes

Our up and down temperature roller coaster continues this week for South Mississippi. Heavy rain will be possible on Wednesday.

  Temperatures tumble overnight

The risk for severe weather has ended across South Mississippi.

  How to see the Blood Moon this Sunday night

The Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible across the entire North American continent, including right here in South Mississippi.

  Freezing temperatures expected for MLK Day Monday

Confidence has decreased on temperatures cold enough to damage pipes

  Double rainbow dazzles South Mississippi skies

Showers cleared out just in time Saturday afternoon to give South Mississippi a dazzling display of double rainbows.

  Big winter chill this week

After record-setting warmth, we’re headed for freezing temperatures

  Brighter and drier days ahead

After eight soggy and dreary days, it’s time for sunshine

  New year, new weather pattern... eventually

Finally sunshine in the forecast! But, first, a round of downpours.