Although only seeing light, lingering showers in parts of the area, the heavy rainfall we've seen so far over the week in addition to the rain so far this year has caused big issues for area rivers. The Pearl River at Jackson is now forecast to crest at 38' by Saturday, which would make it the 3rd highest crest on record and would cause for many homes in NE Jackson to be flooded. Buildings in Downtown Jackson would also feel impacts from the water. Multiple rivers in the area are dealing with these issues so please heed any alerts regarding flooding in your area until we can get these levels to drop.
Fortunately, we will be drying out for Valentine’s Day and the start of the weekend. Temperatures will be cold, though, starting off in the low 30s both Friday and Saturday morning. More rain moves in by the second half of the 7-day forecast!
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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