Columbia, MS
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Tonight
Current Condition
Increasing Clouds
Low 65
Friday
Current Condition
Chance T-storms
High 86
Rain Chance30%
Friday Night
Current Condition
Mostly Cloudy
Low 71
  • Hydrologic Outlook
    Updated: Thu Apr-27-17 04:25pm CDT
    Effective: Thu Apr-27-17 04:25pm CDT
    Expires: Thu Apr-27-17 10:15pm CDT
    Severity: Unknown
    Urgency: Future
    Certainty: Possible
    Status: Actual
    Type: Alert
    Category: Met
    Areas affected: Adams; Attala; Bolivar; Carroll; Choctaw; Claiborne; Clarke; Clay; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Leflore; Lincoln; Lowndes; Madison; Marion; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Sharkey; Simpson; Smith; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Webster; Winston; Yazoo
    Message Summary: ...locally heavy rainfall event shaping up across the area for sunday with flash and river flooding possible...
    A deep mid-level trough will swing through the central plains with an associated deepening surface low late this weekend into early next week. This low will move slowly into the midwest and drag a cold front toward and through the lower mississippi valley between late saturday and early monday. The combination of an intense and divergent upper level jet across the lower mississippi valley and strong influx of very moist air from the gulf of mexico should enhance torrential rain potential from thunderstorms anticipated over the forecast area, mainly sunday. Widespread 2 to 3 inch rainfall totals are expected but there is potential for a north to south oriented axis in the forecast area to experience prolonged training of storms and localized rain amounts in excess of 5 inches. Some uncertainty remains on whether this axis will materialize and especially on where this axis might set up. Of course associated flooding potential will go up markedly in areas that would be affected by this potential heaviest rain axis. As we move close to sunday the details of this event will come into better focus and our confidence will increase. As the system moves across the area from late saturday night into sunday, rainfall rates will be very high producing high amounts and flash flooding across the arklamiss region. Many small streams and rivers will be impacted with minor to moderate river flooding possible. The rivers most vulnerable to flooding will be the big black, pearl, chickasawhay, leaf, and tallahala creek. Some river flooding could be significant. Rivers and bayous across southeast arkansas and northeast louisiana will see very sharp rises with some going into flood. Those living along small streams and flood prone areas should take preparations now to remove any debris from drainage systems due to flooding that occurred in early april. As stated, there is still a lot of uncertainty in the axis of heaviest rainfall amounts. However, we do know that rain rates will be intense and could lead to some localized flash flooding. Please stay tuned to local media and your national weather service as we approach this rainfall event.
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Tonight

Increasing clouds, with a low around 65. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the evening.

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Friday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 80. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

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Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. South wind 5 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

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Monday

Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind around 5 mph.

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Monday Night

Clear, with a low around 49. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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Tuesday

Sunny, with a high near 84.

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Tuesday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

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Wednesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

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Wednesday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. Chance of precipitation is 60%.