Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

May 23, 2017, 11:18
Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 southern states

In general, the heaviest rain looks spotty as we head through the rest of Monday and Monday night. Should be pleasantly dry for Thursday. Coverage of strong storms today and tonight will be isolated.

When severe weather strikes, we strike first. Again flooding may be a concern.

Believe it or not, there's a good chance that South Mississippi will see even more rain this week.

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Up to 2 inches per hour is possible in some of the storms, which could bring flooding in low-lying areas and flood-prone streets. But, a few may hold together long enough to cause disruptive and potentially risky weather for our area.

A flash flood watch is posted from 8 p.m. Monday until 2 p.m. Wednesday. In addition to the rain threat, GOHSEP is hosting a conference call concerning the possible flood threat along the MS and Atchafalaya Rivers.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH goes into effect this afternoon and lingers through Tuesday evening.

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Just before 6:30 p.m. local law enforcement officials reported heavy rain across the warned area causing flooding of roads and streams. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

"Some moderate rain will be possible", she said.

A gust front out ahead of the cold front has kept temperatures cooler today, and reduced the chance for thunderstorms across the area.

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