Rains break dry spell across parts of Miss.

September 21, 2013 4:43:50 PM



JACKSON -- Significant rain fell across much of Mississippi, but is producing little flooding after two months of drier-than-normal conditions. 


Some of the heaviest rain fell after midnight Friday in an area northeast of Jackson, National Weather forecasters say, including 6.21 inches by Saturday morning at Goshen Springs, on the Ross Barnett Reservoir in eastern Rankin County. That band continued into Madison, Leake and Attala counties. 


The Weather Service reported nearly 5 inches of rain at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport from noon Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. 


There were isolated reports of flooded roads overnight, including near Hinds Community College in Raymond. No flood warnings are issued. 


Forecasters in Memphis, Tenn., say about 4 inches of rain fell around Sardis and Batesville, the highest totals in northern Mississippi.