Did the rain and thunder keep you awake? Many areas in central Mississippi dealt with strong and even severe storms last night. Please be extra alert through your morning commute today, as you may run into debris from downed trees and branches. Some areas this morning are waking up without power, thanks to gusty winds taking down power lines. A roof was even torn off of a gas station in Gluckstadt in Madison County.
Rain and thunderstorms are still around during the morning hours, but the threat for severe weather has significantly waned. Given our recent heavy rainfall, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Amite, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties until 8:00 AM.
We'll start to see showers ending as early as midday, with much of the rain east of I-55. During the remainder of the afternoon the showers continue to wind down from west to east. Highs will be in the low 80s. The air will still have a muggy feel to it and there should be a good amount of cloud cover with some sun late in the day.
Much of the night remains mostly cloudy with an occasional shower or storm possible. The low tonight will dip down into the mid and high 60s. Over the next several days we'll be in a summer-like pattern with plenty of warmth, humidity, and chances for rain and thunderstorms each day. The highs will be in the mid and high 80s.