Monday morning rain

Rain falls on 8th Street in Meridian as the region buckles up for a few days of rain. Lauderdale County and nearby counties are under a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch across portions of Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Flooding is expected between 6 a.m. Monday and 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Lauderdale County is in the watch area along with Neshoba, Kemper and Newton counties.

Total rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected with locally higher amounts possible, according to the Weather Service.

Areas of flash flooding are likely, according to the Weather Service, and numerous roads may be flooded and possibly closed. Structures will be threatened with inundation. Moderate river flooding is also possible.

East Mississippi woke up to rain Monday morning. The heaviest amounts of rain are expected to fall in Lauderdale County between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Rain is in the forecast for Meridian until Thursday night.

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