More rain to drench already sopping middle Mississippi

Published 10:55 am Wednesday, January 2, 2019

A cold front moving across Mississippi today is expected to bring another round of potentially dangerous rainfall.

The bulk of central Mississippi — from Cleveland south to Hattiesburg and from the western state line to the eastern one — are at risk for up to 5 inches of rain. Locally, the rainfall totals could be higher, National Weather Service forecasters predict.

The rainfall could come down quickly, forecasters say, leading to potential flash flooding.

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The rain comes just a week after up to 12 inches of rainfall was dumped across the same portion of Mississippi, causing Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency late Tuesday.

Already flood-swollen rivers may worsen or stay at high levels with the rain expected Wednesday afternoon and into Friday morning.

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