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Heavy Rainfall Will Cause Flash Flooding By Saturday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Today may the only day during this weekend stint that may stay dry, no guarantees for the rest of the 'Mardi Gras' weekend. Scattered clouds for today with winds from the north at 10-15 mph is what we're expecting. The afternoon highs will rise into the mid 60s.

Tonight the changes will begin to kick in, a low pressure system is expected to come into play from the east Texas / west Louisiana line. That system is supposed to quickly move toward Mississippi and arrive on Saturday. During the overnight period we expect the lows to stay in the 40s, and moisture building up as well.

Saturday, to be honest, it's best to plan on rain all day long. 90% chances of showers and the predictive models show that the amount of rain could range from 2.5" in the immediate Jackson Metro are to over 3"+ south of I-20. This is particularly true for the folks in Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall and Lawrence counties. Flash flooding is looking like a real concern in the aforementioned areas on Saturday afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the 60s.

Sunday should begin to dry out after the deluge of rainfall.

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