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Flooding is Imminent After Weekend Downpours, Freezing Showers Could Be Next

JACKSON, Miss– The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for 20 Mississippi counties. 

Jones, Clarke, Clay, George, Greene, Perry, Wayne, Lawrence, Leake, Neshoba, Attala, Holmes, Hinds, Warren, Madison, Yazoo, Hancock, Pearl River, Lowndes and Monroe counties are all under a flood warning after torrential and steady downpours over the past several days.

“Tallahala Creek in Jones county is at a flood stage of 19 feet, which is considered major flooding for that area,” says Marty Pope with the National Weather Service.

Pope also mentions that the Pearl River areas could see moderate flooding.

“Light flooding up near Philadelphia,” says Pope, “and mild to flooding in Monticello in South Mississippi.”

Pope adds that there is a break in the moisture, at least for the next few days.

“We’ll see a return in moisture around Friday through Sunday, but we’re not sure how much yet,” says Pope.

The state’s forecast for the weekend shows chances of sleet and freezing rain for north and central Mississippi. When that rain moves in, the lows will be in the 30’s.


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