UPDATE: With worst of weather behind us, flash flood watch remains

Published 12:59 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

NATCHEZ — With threats of tornadoes and strong wind subsided, additional heavy rainfall is expected today over the already saturated soil.

Between one and five inches of rainfall is expected throughout the southeast to last through this evening over areas that have already received between four and eight inches of rain bringing event totals between five and 12 inches, with some areas experiencing higher totals.

“This will lead to flash flooding, especially across some western portions of the area where widespread flash flooding is likely,” the National Weather Service states. “Some roads may be flooded or possibly closed, and some structures possibly threatened with inundation. In addition, minor to moderate river flooding will be likely.”

Email newsletter signup

The Miss-Lou region appears to have survived the worst of the storms with fewer than 40 power outages at noon today and no significant damages reported. Some fallen trees were cleared from previously blocked roads.

City and county offices reopened at 11 a.m.