First Alert Forecast: Pearl River crested at Jackson Monday morning

First Alert Forecast: Pearl River crested at Jackson Monday morning
Pearl River Update 5 AM (Source: WLBT)

The Pearl River at Jackson is cresting near 36.7' as of 10am this morning and will likely stay at Major Flood Status through Tuesday. The Big Black River also remains at Major Flood Stage but will continue to lower through the day. While rivers crest in our central and northern counties at the start of the week; downstream, river levels will only increase from here. This will cause major flooding issue for our southern counties and areas along the Pearl River through Monticello. Continue to heed local officials' warnings.

Although we’ll stay mainly dry today, a few showers will be possible tonight through tomorrow morning. By Tuesday afternoon and evening, a cold front will sink into the state, allowing for periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms. We’ll continue with the opportunity for rain Wednesday and Thursday as well, leaving the area with an additional 1-3″ total over the next 7-days.

Due to the potential for 1-2″ of rainfall accumulation alone into our Tuesday, the NWS has issued a Flash Flood Watch for our central counties that goes into effect tomorrow morning. Be extra cautious tomorrow on the roadways!

Rachel's Monday Afternoon Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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