State facing more severe weather; flood concerns heightened

April 14, 2014

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Electrical-StormState officials are bracing for yet more flooding.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are asking residents to prepare for the possibility of another round of severe storms through this evening. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service say there will be two rounds of severe weather.

The first round of storms will move through the state from midnight tonight through 8 a.m. today, and will bring the possibility of severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, damaging winds and quarter sized hail. The second round will move through the state from noon to 9 p.m. today, and will be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail up to golf ball sized and a few tornadoes will even be possible.

The NWS also says that some areas could see heavy rainfall and some flooding into this evening. The system is forecast to bring rainfall totals of one to three inches, with three to five inches possible in some areas.

Flooding and flash flooding were a major issue with last week’s storms. Several rivers in central and south Mississippi flooded and several are still at or above flood stage.

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