05/22 Ryan’s “Monsoon” Monday Forecast
We don’t have a “monsoon” season in the Southeastern United States but the the last few days have made a good case for starting one! We’ve seen several inches of rain in some South Mississippi locations since Saturday night, with more rain moving in now (10:30 PM Monday), and even more expected on Tuesday & Wednesday. Flash flooding is the main concern until tomorrow afternoon, when river flooding will become more of an issue as almost all local rivers are expected to be at or above flood stage by Wednesday. If you live in any of these areas, be sure to watch for rising water and take any available precautionary steps now if possible. Expecting heavy to moderate showers to continue until around 8 am tomorrow, then we’ll see a slight break in cloud cover, and then more rain Wednesday morning & afternoon as the secondary front finally slides through. New rainfall totals for tomorrow could be as high as 2 inches.
After this second front moves through, expect clearing into Wednesday night and considerably drier conditions heading into the weekend. Temperatures will rebound into the low 80s almost immediately, but the “uncomfortable” humidity levels will begin moving in as we begin next week.