Ryan’s Rainy Thursday Forecast
We’ve been seeing them approach slowly over the last few days, but the rainy conditions have finally arrived in South Mississippi. The coastline has still been largely spared but some moderate to heavy rain showers have already moved over the station, but the worst of the “training” storms remains to the North. While we are currently under a “marginal” threat of severe weather, historically the most damaging factor of this storm has been the massive rainfall totals. Areas in Northern Louisianna have seen over a foot of rain since Tuesday, and a record four inches fell today alone in Vicksburg (beating the old record by over 2 inches). We can expect between 3 and 8 inches of rain in the next 48 hours making flash flooding (already a flash flood warning in effect for Pearl River Co. until 1:30 am Friday), coastal flooding, and river flooding our main issues, especially once runoff from the North has made it’s way to the Gulf. Remember to “turn around, don’t drown” if you see standing or running water across a roadway, and stay tuned to WXXV News 25 on our Facebook/Twitter pages for updates as we head into our rainy Friday.