Picayune Mississippi Weather

The Mississippi National Guard said Tuesday night that several units have been deployed to areas of the state expected to be affected by Hurricane Sally. Parts of Mississippi 603 in Hancock County are lined with cars, boats and occasional lawn mowers to protect them from a storm surge that is flooding low-lying neighborhoods in the area. Crews from the Mississippi Department of Transportation are preparing coastal roads for the predicted storm - flooding and flash flooding caused by heavy rains before Hurricane Sally's arrival.

Winds are picking up slowly as Hurricane Sally slowly approaches the Gulf Coast, the National Weather Service in Mississippi said.

The National Weather Service in Mississippi is forecasting gusts of up to 40 miles per hour with maximum wind speeds of 60 miles per hour over the next few days.

The National Weather Service in Mississippi is forecasting gusts of up to 40 miles per hour with maximum wind speeds of 60 miles per hour over the next few days.

The National Weather Service in Mississippi is forecasting gusts of up to 40 miles per hour with maximum wind speeds of 60 miles per hour over the next few days.

Wherever Sally goes ashore, storm surges, rainfall and wind risks are expected along the central Gulf Coast, according to the National Weather Service. Governor Tate Reeves addresses the media during a news conference at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi, Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Live webcam watch for Hurricane Sally as it approaches the northern Gulf of Mexico hurricane currently approaching the coast at 2 mph. Further adjustments will be made when we receive the latest information.

Regardless, a sharp rise, coupled with a low point of medium level and in the dendritic growth zone, will be responsible for the approaching snowfall totals. Less but still significant amounts are expected for Forrest and Lauderdale, including the cities of Hattiesburg and Meridian. However, for higher volumes it will be necessary to penetrate the rain and snow lines.

The big question, however, is how much snow will fall and where the rain and snow removal lines will end. Rainfall is likely to begin to fall mainly north-west of the Natchez-Trace corridor. If the precipitation continues into the afternoon hours, the cold air mass will be covered in moisture and in some areas there is the potential for a few centimetres of snow.

We will be on the back of a third wave on Wednesday morning, meaning temperatures will start in the 40s and not reach the 50s.

A second wave of higher-level winds will pull moisture from the Gulf to the north, and Thursday and Friday are expected to be cool and dry. The first wave moving north will push a superficial cold front south over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and extend as far east as Canada. However, it will not make it far east or south and will feel the effects of the jet stream racing east across the Texas Panhandle. It will extend north and south through the southern half of Texas and into western Florida.

While there is no major north-south curve in the jet stream, which computer weather models predict for the US over the coming week, a small wave will move along the southern edge of the jet stream. It is forecast to pass north of Arkansas on Tuesday night and will be a fast - moving train with high winds from the north to the south.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans said the current path of Hurricane Sally suggests the storm could make landfall as early as Tuesday afternoon as a Category 4 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. On Tuesday morning, Etheridge said he expected up to 10 inches of rain, and that could change at any time. The storm has the potential to form in rainbands, particularly over the Mobile-Pensacola area, which could trigger water outbreaks and tornadoes, Graham said, but it's uncertain exactly where Sally will land. On Tuesday afternoon, forecasters predicted that it would likely hit the Mississippi coast and move farther away from Mississippi by Tuesday night.

A combination of fast-moving waves, strong winds and high winds at altitudes where the jets fly will bring a rollercoaster ride of changing weather next week.

Since Chiquita was moved, this interactive weather map has allowed zooming in and out to get unmatched weather details. Check out the weather forecast for Picayune, Mississippi and the rest of the US Gulf Coast. Different types of precipitation were observed during the day, with no traces of it visible. Rain and snow fell on the same day and different amounts of snow on different days as well as rain and wind.

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