Weather threat moves into state; Halloween could be spooky
by MBJ Staff
Published: October 31,2013
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The National Weather Service is predicting a rather spooky Halloween for a large part of the state, and trick-or-treaters are being warned to stay alert.
The NWS has issued a flash flood watch that begins at 10 a.m. this morning and runs through the evening hours. The forecast calls for heavy rainfall — up to one to three inches with locally higher amounts possible.
The biggest threat will be northwest of the Natchez Trace.
The target counties are Adams, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clay, Copiah, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Montgomery, Neshoba, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, Webster, Winston and Yazoo.
In addition to heavy rains, NWS is warning of possible high winds. Forecasters have issued a wind advisory from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for portions of the Mississippi Delta.
The area can expect winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts up to 45 miles per hour.
The targeted counties are Bolivar, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower and Washington.
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