Rainfall from Tropical Rainstorm Lee topped 11 inches in central Mississippi, prompting the issuance of a Flash Flood Emergency earlier this morning.
Multiple water rescues and evacuations were under way in Mississippi Monday morning with water over roadways in a number of communities.
Severe flooding has occurred in and around Jackson, Miss., after a night of heavy rain. Several roads throughout the city are deemed impassible with flood waters overtaking homes.
Roads are also impassible to the southeast in Florence, Miss., after the Steen Creek rose out of its banks.
The flooding prompted the National Weather Service to issue not just a Flash Flood Warning, but also to declare that the situation warranted a Flash Flood Emergency in Jackson County, Miss. earlier this morning.
All of the events above occurred after Lee lost its tropical storm status, evidence that residents from the central Gulf Coast to the Northeast should not let their guard down.
As of 10:00 a.m. CDT Monday, Lee's rainfall in Jackson, Miss. totaled 11.14 inches.
Rainfall totals from Lee for 72 hours ending at 10:00 a.m. CDT Monday:
--New Orleans, La.: 11.05 inches
--Mobile, Ala.: 8.96 inches
--Hammond, La.: 8.23 inches
--Pascagoula, Miss.: 8.81 inches
--Gulfport-Biloxi, Miss.: 8.71 inches
--Laurel, Miss.: 7.31 inches
--Milton, Fla.: 6.34 inches
--Hattiesburg, Miss.: 5.94 inches
--Destin, Fla.: 5.93 inches
--Muscle Shoals, Ala.: 4.58 inches
Severe weather, including the risk of tornadoes and flash flooding, will continue into Memorial Day weekend.
An area of showers and thunderstorms near the Bahamas has the potential to develop into a tropical storm and impact part of the East Coast of the United States during Memorial Day weekend.
Severe thunderstorms will continue to sweep across the central United States into Thursday night.
This weekend will be the biggest racing weekend of the year with three major races drawing in millions of viewers from around the globe.
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