Staying Like Summer As Rivers Slowly Fall - - Jackson, MS

Staying Like Summer As Rivers Slowly Fall

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Another humid and steamy preview to the summer season is what's in store for today. Highs will reach into the lower 90s, not breaking any records, but still hot nonetheless. A strong flow of warm moist air from the gulf of Mexico will help that warm feeling get even warmer.

Tonight we anticipate a warm overnight period as well under partly cloudy skies. Temps will only fall into the lower 70s during the overnight period. And don't be surprised if we wake up to some area with a brief outbreak of patchy fog for Wednesday morning.

Storms are moving toward us by Wednesday afternoon, slight chance of showers more than likely after the sun goes down. A better chance of showers and even storms are possible on Thursday morning through the afternoon hours. By then some of the storm may become severe and some areas receiving a good deal of rainfall in a short period of time.

Updating the Flooding along the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers, all sites are reporting a slow fall in levels at this time. Along the Mississippi River in Greenville the level has dropped to 61.59ft. The latest report in Vicksburg shows the level has fallen to 55.95 and in Natchez its now down to 61.01.  The Yazoo River in Yazoo City is now down to 38.2 as of the 4am measurement and at the Belzoni location the level is now at 30.79.

Additionally flooding news along Black River in Acme indicates the current stage is 47.7' and now cresting; the flood stage is 48. And that same river at the Jonesville site is now cresting at 48.8ft, the flood stage is 50.

The snow melt up stream and along the Ohio River contributed to our high river levels. But the recent dry pattern along the MS river and north of us continues to allow us to see the levels fall faster than expected. But despite that good news, we must keep in mind that the fall of the levels is a very slow process. So anticipate areas along the rivers to 'stay' flooded for at least the next 2 weeks or longer.

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