The National Weather Service has issued a flash-flood advisory for South Mississippi through 1 p.m. Tuesday, with onshore winds and tides combining to generate flooding in low-lying areas.
The three Coast counties could see tides 1 foot to 2 feet above normal during this time, the NWS says, with easterly and east-southeasterly winds picking up and piling water along the Coast, especially on eastern-facing shorelines and tidal lakes..
The highest tides are expected late Monday and Tuesday mornings, causing minor flooding of low-lying roadways and tidal lakes.
Chances of rain as Cruisin’ The Coast kicks off are 40 percent Sunday evening and 60 percent on Monday. Tuesday brings a 40 percent chance of rain, with the weather expected to improve as crowds build up through the week for finale weekend.
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The Coast will enjoy cooler temperatures, with highs forecast in the low 80s all week.