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Summer Sun & Bracing For Flooding

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This week we'll have a  summer-like weather pattern in place over the Deep South. This means nighttime temperatures in the 60s with morning low clouds. Afternoons will be filled with sunshine, but it will be hot and muggy. Highs will range from the upper 80s to low 90s. Winds are primarily going to be out of the south during this time period. Thursday could be the first 'real' chance of rain in our area as we continue to carefully watch the Mississippi River Levels continue to climb to possible record breaking heights.

As of this morning the latest stage along the Mississippi in Greenville is 61.0', the crest is expected on the 16th of this month at 64.5'. In Vicksburg the current stage is 51.7' and it's expected to crest to 57.5' on the 19th. The Vicksburg record is 56.2; set in 1927. For Natchez, the morning crest numbers come in at 56.1' with more than a 8 foot rise expected by the 21st.  Evacuations have already occurred upstream in Memphis and preparation are already being made in Greenville. We'll keep you updated in WLBT.COM, facebook and twitter.

Paul Williams - First Alert Meteorologist

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