First Alert Forecast: Below-average conditions continue

Temperatures and rain chances increase by week’s end...

First Alert Forecast: Below-average conditions continue

After starting off the day with wind chills in the teens, temperatures are lifting into the 30s and should approach the mid 40s by this afternoon. We'll continue to see plenty of sunshine across the area as high pressure remains in control of the region!

Another cold night is ahead of us and temperatures will once again fall into the mid 20s by the time many are headed out the door to work or school Wednesday morning... Even though temperatures will be very similar to today's, cloud cover will be increasing as high pressure slides east and our next system approaches from the west.

This low pressure system and associated cold front will bring rain chances back into the forecast by Thursday morning and we'll see the chance for passing showers all the way through the evening and overnight hours. Rain chances will be short-lived, however, and all of the rain should clear our area to the east by Friday morning, leaving us dry for the weekend!

Seasonable temperatures will move back in for the second half of the 7-day forecast.

First Alert Forecast: cold Tuesday, rain returns Thursday

RIVER STAGES

Pearl River

At Carthage: 20.7’ -> Falling

At Jackson: 33.6’ -> Falling

At Rockport: 34.2’ -> Slow Fall

Big Black River

At West: 16.3’ -> Below Flood Wednesday

At Bentonia: 27.0’ -> Slow Fall

At Bovina: 38.7’ -> Steady

Steele Bayou (Landside)

91.5’ -> Rising to 92’– Gates ARE CLOSED

Mississippi River

At Greenville: 48.4’ -> 49.5’ JAN 26

At Vicksburg: 44.6’ -> 45.5’ JAN 27

At Natchez: 51.5’ -> 53.0’ JAN 30