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Rain chance near 90 percent for Easter

COURTESY NWS 
 There is a 90 percent chance of rain for most counties in South Mississippi on Sunday.
COURTESY NWS There is a 90 percent chance of rain for most counties in South Mississippi on Sunday.

Soggy conditions are likely in store for Sunday Mass services and Easter egg hunts, meteorologists said.

A front moving into the area later today should be bring some wet weather with it.

According to the National Weather Service in Slidell, the front should move into the Coast after midnight. The chance of rain on Sunday is 80-90 percent with highs in the low 70s.

"It looks like it's going to be a wet Easter, National Weather Service Meteorologist Andrew Ansorgy said. "This isn't to say there aren't going to be some breaks, but there will more than likely be rain all day."

Ansorgy said there is a slight chance of some severe weather.

"There's a marginal chance of severe weather," he said. "This means there could be a few strong storms with some gusty winds and even a chance for some hail and an isolated tornado."

The front is expected to move out of the area by Sunday night, with only a 20 percent chance of rain after midnight.

Monday calls for clear skies with lows in the lower 50s and highs in the mid-70s.

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