Flash flood threat as rain keeps coming

Flash flood threat as rain keeps coming

Flash flood threat as rain keeps coming

Since the soil is already saturated from thunderstorms earlier this week, much of this new rainfall will runoff, increasing the flash flood threat.

A storm system has been dragging showers and storms across the Southeast for most of the weekend has arrived in our area. Scattered showers and thundershowers will increase in coverage across north Georgia late Monday morning and throughout the afternoon. By Monday evening, the next cold front will be on our doorstep, bringing a chance of showers and storms into the area overnight into Tuesday. In addition to the rain threat, GOHSEP is hosting a conference call concerning the possible flood threat along the MS and Atchafalaya Rivers. Look for watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. Additional waves today and Tuesday.

Believe it or not, there's a good chance that South Mississippi will see even more rain this week. Two to four inches of rainfall or more will be possible and could lead to flooding issues. "Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly", the weather service said.

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When severe weather strikes, we strike first. It will be in effect through Tuesday evening. Rainfall totals from Thursday night to Saturday morning may approach 2 to 3 inches.

Flooding in low lying and flood prone areas will be likely, especially in urban areas. Drivers should not try to cross flooded roads.

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