Rain, rain, and more rain has been with us and will remain with us until Wednesday afternoon a stalled front and jet stream aligned along the front continue to pump in moisture and ring it out in the form of rain. Key Field set a rainfall record Sunday with over 3 inches and added another 0.75 inches today as of 4pm. The rain will continue overnight and into Tuesday with a thunderstorm possible Tuesday afternoon, but no severe weather is expected.
The front will finally exit Wednesday afternoon with perhaps a peek or two of sunshine before the sun sets. Valentine's Day and Friday look beautiful with highs a degree or two either side of 60 and full sunshine. Our next cold front arrives on Saturday which may touch of a shower or two, but as of now, does not look to be an all day rain maker.
Preliminary tornado damage surveys from the National Weather Service in Jackson in Hattiesburg shows an EF-2 tornado touched down in Marion County in the Pickwick community with winds estimated at 115mph. The tornado that hit Oak Grove, West Hattiesburg, and Petal is preliminary rated an EF-4 with winds of 170mph. Both tornadoes combined to cause 85 injuries with 82 of those in the Hattiesburg area.
National Weather Service in Mobile has not completed any surveys in Wayne or Choctaw counties at this time.