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Wet weather and storms likely over Father's Day weekend on the Coast

Five-day rainfall forecast through June 20, 2018.
Five-day rainfall forecast through June 20, 2018. National Weather Service

Mother Nature could bring heavy rain and thunderstorms in South Mississippi over Father's Day weekend.

There's a 60 percent chance of precipitation on the Mississippi Coast on Saturday and a 50 percent chance on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service's New Orleans office.

Some areas of South Mississippi can expect 1 to 2 inches of rain, Hancock County Emergency Management Director Brian T. Adam said earlier this week. The weather service said Friday the heaviest rains will likely be in Louisiana.

Flooding is likely in areas that typically flood during a hard, fast rain, such as low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage, Adam said.

Temperatures will be in the upper 80s over the weekend, dropping to the upper 70s at night.

Temperatures could feel like the lower 90s on Sunday between noon and 3 p.m., Weather Underground reports on its website.

If you plan to be outside for any length of time on Sunday — which will have 15 hours of visible light, don't forget the sunscreen, even if it's partly cloudy.

The Ultra Violet Index will be 11, Weather Underground shows.

A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 means there is a high risk of harm from sun exposure.

After Sunday, there's a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms on Monday through Thursday, the weather service says.

Robin Fitzgerald can be reached at 228-896-2307 or @robincrimenews
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