South Mississippi river flooding forecasts

Forecasts are generated by the National Weather Service River Forecast Center

  A new normal for hurricane season -- NOAA ups the average

  ‘Above-Normal activity’ predicted for 2021 hurricane season

  Flood threat ending. Strong to severe storms possible.

  First Alert: Severe weather outbreak expected. Worst threat in North MS.

  That time it snowed in March across South Mississippi

  Freezing temps this morning but dry, sunnier day expected

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2.1 magnitude earthquake reported in Collins, Miss.

Slideshow: Snow falls in Central Miss.

Jupiter and Saturn’s great ‘conjunction’

  Hurricane Zeta’s winds caused tornado-like damage; where the strongest winds occurred and why

NWS hosts statewide tornado drill on Wednesday

  Delta to bring gusty winds and rain bands overnight

  Two full moons: Oct 1 and Oct 31

A full moon rises tonight, October 1st 2020. And we'll get a blue moon later this month too!

  Sally makes landfall in coastal AL, sparing South MS the worst impacts

Just before 5 AM the center of Sally’s eye passed over Gulf Shores, Alabama

Sally: River Flood Threat in South Mississippi

A significant river flooding threat will be in place thanks to Hurricane Sally.

  Laura almost at category 4, “unsurvivable storm surge” possible

Landfall is expected to be near the Texas-Louisiana line late tonight. Storm Surge Watch cancelled in South Mississippi, Coastal Flood Warning and advisory in place through Friday morning.

  Remembering Hurricane Camille

  Hurricane Isaias forecast to be near Florida by Saturday

Hanna weakens into a tropical storm. More tropical development likely in the Atlantic.

  Comet NEOWISE spotted in South Mississippi; still opportunity to see it if weather permits

  At least 7 tornadoes confirmed from Wednesday

Cristobal’s heaviest rainfall confirmed in Mississippi, report says

  South Mississippi beaches in disrepair after tropical storm

“It took a beating, it really did,” said Harrison County Sand Beach Authority Director, Chuck Loftis.

  Cristobal downgraded to a depression. Local impacts continue Monday.

Rain and wind impacts are expected. Surge impacts will be possible. Waterspouts and tornadoes will be possible.

  VIDEO: Cristobal washes Biloxi Lighthouse Pier away

Part of the Biloxi Lighthouse Pier fell victim to Tropical Storm Cristobal on Sunday as the storm surge pushed water inland.

MSU Ph. D student researches COVID-19 awareness during severe weather

A Ph. D student at Mississippi State University is working on his dissertation on how people take COVID-19 precautions and severe weather preparedness.

  Tropical Storm Bertha forms near South Carolina

A Wednesday landfall is expected. No threat to Mississippi.

  Tropical Storm Arthur forms east of Florida

The first tropical storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Arthur, formed east of Florida on Saturday night.

NWS: EF-2 tornado moved through Jones Co. last week

The maximum wind speed is estimated at 112 mph, and the tornado was on the ground for almost 17 miles.

  Early storms bring damage, debris to George County

As quickly as the trees went down, George County work crews were out and about helping clean up the widespread damage.

MEMA releases initial damage report from Sunday storms

According to MEMA, more than two dozen homes in the Pine Belt were destroyed.

Camp Shelby reports damage from Sunday storms

Mississippi National Guard officials tell us two buildings on post sustained major damage.

Death toll from Easter Sunday storms rises to 14

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency confirms another death from Easter Sunday tornadoes.

Mississippi Strong: WLOX, Red Cross launch fundraiser for tornado victims

At a time already filled with great uncertainty, many Mississippians are now without a home or dealing with the loss of a loved one.

Concrete room saves Mississippi family of 4 from twister

A Mississippi man says his family is alive because of a concrete room that survived a tornado which destroyed the rest of their home.

Reeves, Hosemann survey storm damage in South Mississippi

Gov. Tate Reeves and Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann spent Tuesday morning in some of the areas most heavily damaged by Sunday’s storms.

  Feeding Mississippians impacted by Easter tornadoes is personal for Coast volunteer

James Edward Bates is known across South Mississippi for his volunteer efforts, often helping to feed people in disaster-stricken areas.

MEMA releases initial damage report, confirms 11 dead in Easter storms

These are initial reports, numbers could increase or decrease throughout Monday.

  Summer-like heat possible this week

Temperatures may approach 90 degrees north of I-10 mid to late-week

  First Alert: Showers and storms likely through tonight

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect for all of the WLOX area

  Carthage couple evacuates minutes before storm destroys mobile home

Storms swept through central Mississippi Wednesday night, damaging homes.

  Thursday thunderstorms, then tumbling temperatures

Strong to possibly severe storms could impact Thursday morning commute

‘It sounded like a freight train:’ Severe weather rips through Attala Co.

The family says they are just thankful tonight to be alive.

Mississippi sets state record for tornadoes in 2019

Last year was another active year for sever weather in Mississippi with a record-setting 115 tornadoes across the state.

  First Alert: strong to severe storms possible Saturday

Level Three severe weather risk includes the entire WLOX area of South Mississippi

  Scattered thunderstorms on Thursday, better rain chances Friday

Severe weather will be possible across parts of the WLOX area on Thursday and Thursday night

  Cold rain and breezy this weekend, near 70° by Christmas

The track of this weekend's system will determine impacts

  NWS surveying tornado damage in Miss. after tornadoes touch down in 25 counties

Here in the mid-south parts of northern Mississippi were in the path of storms. There was a tornado warning near Oxford Monday afternoon.

A Storm in Pictures: Tornadoes rip through Mississippi, 7 confirmed injured

Tornadoes ripped through Mississippi and Louisiana Monday, leaving homes destroyed and multiple people injured.

Last full moon of the decade to peak at 12:12 on 12/12

The 2010s are going out in style; cosmic style.

Rankin Co. homes damaged after overnight cold front, tornado

Crews with the Rankin County Emergency Operator Center and other agencies were out assessing damage after a cold front blew in overnight.

  Record-setting cold with our first freeze of the season

This morning was our coldest morning of 2019 so far

  Make sure your vehicle is ready for a hard freeze. Here’s how.

With the coldest air of the season now on its way, it’s time to be thinking about how to safeguard not only your pets and plants but also your vehicles.

  High Wind Warning canceled; Rain chances dropping

A High Wind Warning is in effect for South Mississippi through 10 a.m. Saturday, with wind gusts that could reach as high as 55 mph in some areas.

  Tropical Storm Olga to merge with cold front, bring flood, tornado risk to South MS

Latest trends suggest Friday’s heaviest rain in coastal Mississippi will arrive during the afternoon and evening

  Drought worsens across Mississippi

Drought conditions have expanded and intensified across parts of the Magnolia State in early October

  A tropical disturbance could move into Gulf by this weekend

Chance remains low for this to become a depression or storm

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

If you're looking for fall, you will have to keep looking

  3 storms at once: Dorian, Fernand, and Gabrielle

T.S. Gabrielle formed on Wednesday morning in the Atlantic

  Flooding reported this morning. More storms approaching.

Rainfall totals of one to two inches are forecast for most of South MS with isolated higher totals.

  How waterspouts form

Waterspouts are classified two ways: fair weather waterspout and tornadic waterspout

Excessive Heat Warning in effect; Dangerous heat for all, extreme for some

All of South Mississippi is under a heat warning Tuesday but for some areas, the heat could be very dangerous.

  Perseid Meteor Shower 2019 fights bright moonlight at peak

The usual 50-100 meteors per hour will instead be only up to about 20 meteors per hour due to the bright moonlight.

2.8 magnitude earthquake hits Madison County

Several people have reported the light shaker near the Nissan Plant.

  Near-normal July. August may be warmer.

August is Meteorological Summer’s final month

Rare July cold front brings record-cool air

Temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s were recorded for much of coastal Mississippi on Wednesday morning

  Rare July Cold Front on Tuesday

Don’t get your hopes up for breaking out your sweater and sipping hot cocoa in July in the South.

  Flash Flood Watch through Monday

One to three inches of additional rainfall or more possible today and tonight

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

Monday has already brought downpours to parts of South Mississippi

LIST: Sandbags offered in Harrison, Hancock counties

With rain continuing to fall throughout South Mississippi and more expected overnight Thursday, Harrison and Hancock counties are providing free sandbags.

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

While no one wishes for a tropical system to impact anyone, a weak one coming from the right direction could be beneficial.

  Pascagoula records hottest temperature in over 20 years

Several other cities in South Mississippi recorded blazing temperatures

  What exactly is a Harmful Algal Bloom and what are its impacts? Here are some answers.

What exactly is a Harmful Algal Bloom and why is it so dangerous? WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne provides some answers to those questions.

  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.

  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.

Watch out for sunburn and heat stress this week

Extreme UV index, heat index nearing 100°