Needless to say, it’s been a very active 36 hours across the south. This severe weather event lived up to its expectations as we saw everything from hail to tornadoes to waterspouts to wind damage to flooding.
Possible tornadoes also touched down in Baton Rouge, St Tammany Parish and Mississippi. The National Weather Service will conduct storm surveys to verify.
As you can see on the above graphic, this event transitioned as it moved from west to east. Now tonight, we’re still looking at widespread flooding in southern Mississippi. Water rescues were also underway this evening in Harrison County. Flood waters in and around Gulfport reached up to 1 feet deep in some roadways.
One waterspout along the Mississippi Gulf Coast was even responsible for capsizing to vessels near Long Beach.
2 SSW Long Beach [Harrison Co, MS] FIRE DEPT/RESCUE reports WATER SPOUT at 2:09 PM CDT — LONG BEACH FIRE CHIEF REPORTED TWO VESSELS CAPSIZED AND DEBRIS ABOUT THE AREA IN THE LONG BEACH HARBOR. TIME ESTIMATED BY RADAR.
Rain totals ranged anywhere from the 2 to 3 inch mark to over 8 inches in Mississippi.
Temperatures will be much cooler on Monday with highs topping out in the low to mid 60’s, however skies should clear some to allow the sun to make it feel wonderful. The rest of the week looks to remain calm and quiet.