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.
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-06-19 01:47:49 GMT
Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman has turned in her resignation to Mayor Harvey Johnson and will retire from the police force in a matter of days. Chief Coleman, who has served with the Jackson PoliceMore >>
Jackson Police Chief Rebecca Coleman has turned in her resignation to Mayor Harvey Johnson and will retire from the police force in a matter of days.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 7:31 PM EDT2013-06-18 23:31:40 GMT
Ridgeland police officers and Madison County sheriff's deputies have surrounded a house on Bryceland Drive in Ridgeland. Lt. John Neil with the Ridgeland Police Department says a resident called policeMore >>
Ridgeland Chief of Police Jimmy Houston said the standoff in Ridgeland is resolved.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-06-18 21:00:46 GMT
There is no such thing as sacred ground for some thieves. Two men rob at least four people at a Jackson church. Officer Colendula Green tells us around 6:22 Monday evening the group was standing outsideMore >>
There is no such thing as sacred ground for some thieves. Two men robbed at least four people at a Jackson church Monday night.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:37 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:37:58 GMT
An accident that occurred around 3 p.m. Saturday on I-20 W. resulted in at least one fatality. The accident happened between Bovina and Flowers. A bystander told WLBT/WDBD the multi-vehicle accidentMore >>
A second person has died from a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 in Warren County Saturday.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 1:11 AM EDT2013-06-18 05:11:50 GMT
A two-vehicle accident at the Highway 18 and Springridge Road intersection Saturday, resulted in at least one death. A one-and-a-half year-old died in the accident, according to Hinds County Coroner SharonMore >>
A two-vehicle accident at the Highway 18 and Springridge Road intersection Saturday evening resulted in the death of a toddler. Officials have made an arrest in the death.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 3:26 PM EDT2013-06-17 19:26:53 GMT
Jackson police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide in south Jackson Monday morning. Few details are being released at this time, but Officer Colendula Green confirms one maleMore >>
Jackson police are investigating what they believe to be a murder-suicide in south Jackson and have identified both victims. More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:23 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:23:30 GMT
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her. Jayden Sink raised nearly $200 on Friday while she sold lemonadeMore >>
A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.More >>
Monday, June 17 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-06-18 01:59:19 GMT
LYNCHBURG, VA (RNN) – Kimberly Burke is used to capturing emotion. As a wedding photographer, she has an eye for tender moments, like the photo she snapped of a Marine and his bride praying that has goneMore >>
A quiet moment captured before a couple wed has brought collective "awws" by millions on the internet.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-18 12:49:53 GMT
Simpson County Sheriff's deputies are looking for two inmates who walked off a work detail crew early Monday morning. According to Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis, Simpson County Adult Detention CenterMore >>
Two Simpson County inmates who walked off a work detail site Monday morning have been recaptured.More >>
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