Severe Weather Steers Clear of Mississippi (For Once)

GULFPORT, Miss.–If you lived in Mississippi the past couple of years, you may not be able to believe it, but the state was spared the brunt of severe weather in the country this weekend. The Miss. Gulf Coast got plenty of rain this weekend from the former Tropical Storm Karen, but the full effects of the storm steered further east of the Magnolia State.

There was some street flooding reported in Moss Point, but the Cruisin’ the Coast car show still happened.

Meanwhile, a cold front that brought light jacket weather to the state Sunday and Monday caused a few rumbles of thunder Sunday morning, but nothing like what the same storm system brought to Nebraska and Kentucky: tornadoes and serious flooding.

It’s pleasant weather for the week, with highs in the 70s through Wednesday for most places.

Mississippi’s second tornado season gears up in late October and early November.