JACKSON, Miss.--A wet weather pattern is setting in for this week and next week and it all starts this evening. Rain will move in to the state in the late evening hours and will stay around all night. With that- the possibility of strong storms. Meteorologist Lynn Burse, with the National Weather Service says it's the first in a series of weather systems set to move through.
"With that, we're looking at the possibility of a half inch to an incha nd a half of rain," she said. The storms could come with small hail and, especially in the Delta, 40 mph wind gusts.
The second storm system moves in Thursday and Thursday night.
"This one will be associated with quite a bit more wind shear and a more unstable air mass. We are painting a potential for severe storms and a better potential for heavy rainfall."
Rain could continue in south and eastern Mississippi into Friday and Friday night. After that is the possibility of a disturbance Sunday and Sunday night.
"The rainy period looks to continue for now," said Burse.