First Alert Forecast: Flash flooding ongoing north of I-20
Drier, hotter conditions finally return as we approach the weekend...
Heavy rainfall over the course of the morning has allowed for considerable flash flooding in our northern counties... Unfortunately, rain continues to agitate these areas and a couple of Flash Flood Warnings remain in effect through the afternoon hours. A Flash Flood Watch will continue until 7PM as well. Although coverage should gradually decrease by this evening, please remain aware while driving & avoid any flooded roadways!
Although most of our counties south of I-20 started the day dry, scattered showers and storms are also possible in these areas later this afternoon and evening. High temperatures will range from north to south as a result of the rainfall, with the hottest temperatures expected in SW MS.
Fortunately, our pattern will turn drier as we wrap up the work week and head into the weekend. Daily scattered storm chances will remain, but coverage will be much less impressive than what we’ve seen so far this week. Temperatures will also trend hotter in this time, eventually topping out in the low-mid 90s. Feels like temperatures exceeding 100° are also expected! Some relief in the way of a cold front by the end of the 7-day forecast is possible... Stay tuned for frequent forecast updates!
WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist
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