Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rain in the Forecast?

As with any weather event, there is a level of uncertainty but rain, rain and more rain appears to be in the forecast for the Winston County area over the next few days. A tropical storm in the Gulf that is currently expected to hit land in western Louisiana could have major impact for our area particularly on Thursday, Friday and Saturday but there are scattered rain chances over the next 7 days. Initial reports indicated the potential for much heavier rainfall in our area but that has modified somewhat over the last few hours. Coastal areas could receive rainfall amount in excess of 12 inches but our totals in East Central Mississippi  should be much lower. Current predictions indicate totals no more than 3-4 inches however conditions could change based upon the path and timing of the tropical storm system. Residents should be weather aware.