The first active weather we’ve seen in quite some time has already started moving in, and will continue to do so for the next 24 hours or so. A low pressure system is moving in from the West, placing us in the “warm sector” and allowing for a dramatic increase in moisture and strong southerly winds. While mostly showers are expected, an isolated thunderstorm or two is not out of the question, though no severe weather is expected. Heavy rainfall is likely as this system moves through and parts of South Mississippi could see in excess of three inches or more between tonight and Monday night. This is why Flash Flood Watches have been issued for the Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Pearl River Counties; and if a heavy shower or storm lingers for long over an area we could see some localized flooding.
After the rain leaves we’ll warm rapidly to 70 by Thursday, but we’re not quite done with the freezing temperatures just yet…expect them to return by the beginning of next week.