Heavy rain, flash flooding possible

Published 9:47 pm Monday, February 18, 2019

Several rounds of heavy rain across the region could bring flash flooding conditions to Lincoln County this week, the National Weather Service in Jackson said.

The area is expected to see as much as 2-3 inches of rainfall throughout the week. Southwest Mississippi is in the “limited” threat designation, meaning flash flooding will be possible.

The rain is expected to start moving into the area today. Some areas in the state are expected to receive up to 6 inches of rainfall this week.

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“A stalled frontal boundary will combine with moist southwesterly flow to produce several rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall across the area this week,” NWS meteorologists said. “With current stream flows near to above normal and moist soil conditions across the area, many rivers and streams will experience rises from this rainfall. At this time, it appears that at least minor to moderate river flooding is likely to develop by mid-week and persist into the weekend on some area rivers.”

The weather service said the Pearl River is expected to experience flooding in some locations.