Ryan’s “Calmer at Night” Wednesday Forecast
It certainly seems to get a bit calmer at night, but make no mistake about it, the showers will return very soon (not that they ever really leave). Now that the Sun has gone down we’re seeing many of these storms begin to fizzle out since they’ve lost their primary source of energy, but light to moderate showers will continue through the night. Expect a low near 78 and mostly cloudy skies for the rest of the evening with light winds from the West. Tomorrow will be one of the rainiest we’ll see, with new rainfall amounts exceeding 2-4″ possible. Overcast skies and storms will keep temperatures lower, near 84, with a 100% of rain and Westerly winds near 15-20 mph. None of the storms in the next few days are expected to have much “traditional” sever weather (tornadoes, damaging winds, etc…) but the heavy rains coupled with our already saturated ground will compound flooding issues in the area. The Biloxi River is forecast to crest at 13 ft. by Friday afternoon, and the Wolf River will be right at flood stage just after. A Flood Watch has been issued for all three coastal counties and Pearl River County through Saturday morning. A Flash flood watch is in effect for Stone and George Counties through Friday morning. If you live a residential area with poor drainage, and generally experience flooding issues during storms, you should be on the look out for localized flooding as well. The rain continues through the weekend but begins to clear SLIGHTLY as we finish off the week and head into the middle of the next.