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Spring showers return Thursday; Easter Sunday should be wet

National Weather Service

The sun may be hard to find during Easter Sunday's sunrise service as rainstorms are likely all day.

A low pressure area and cold front should reach South Mississippi on Thursday, bringing rain and a slight possibility of strong thunderstorms. And another front is expected to move through Sunday.

Thursday's chance of precipitation is 70 percent, with rain expected in the area beginning in the afternoon.

The cold front will bring down temperatures Friday, with highs in the low 70s and overnight lows in the low 50s.

Saturday only has a slight chance of rain -- 20 to 30 percent -- with partly cloudy weather and slightly warmer temperatures.

Sunday's chance of precipitation jumps back up to 70 percent starting early in the morning and dropping to 40 percent at night. Temperatures are expected to fall as the front passes, with Monday night's lows in the 50s.

A flood warning remains for the Pearl and Pascagoula rivers as they slowly recede from last week's rains.

The Pearl River along Hancock and Pearl River counties is still above the 14-foot flood stage, at 17.4 feet at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Pascagoula River at Graham Ferry was 16.3 feet at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday (flood stage is 16 feet), and at Merrill the river was 22.6 feet at 2:15 p.m. (Flood stage is 22 feet).

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