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The last thing the South Delta needs is more rain.

But the current forecast says we have a 90 percent chance of rain on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  It might rain a bit on Wednesday, too.

The National Weather Service in Jackson says we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday morning into the evening with maybe up to half an inch of rain.  Thursday we have an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms with high temperatures near 83 degrees, and south southeast wind from 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night’s rainfall could increase to one or two inches. Rain is likely Friday and maybe even into Saturday under the current forecast.

Any rain that falls into the South Delta will be trapped by the gates at Steele Bayou and increase the number of acres currently covered by the flooding.  With the highest projection of up to four inches of rain in that area, residents should prepare for the water to rise back up to 98.5 feet in the Backwater at Steele Bayou.

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94 degrees. Heat index values as high as 97. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74 degrees. South southeast wind around 10 mph.
Wednesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 10 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86 degrees. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 83 degrees. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 73 degrees. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between one and two inches possible.
Friday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 85 degrees. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.
Friday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73 degrees. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88 degrees. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
Saturday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74 degrees.
Sunday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73 degrees.
Monday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88 degrees.

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