Emergency manager officials reported multiple roads and some homes and businesses were inundated by floodwater as a strong complex thunderstorms moved across central Mississippi while producing excessive rainfall amounts of one to three inches per hour.
Some areas received total rainfall amounts of nearly six inches, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In the Grace community in northern Issaquena County, 5.91 inches was reported. A rain gauge in Yazoo City collected nearly three inches of rainfall.
In the capital city, Jackson's Hawkins Field Airport recorded 2.23 inches of rainfall in one hour while the Jackson-Evers International Airport recorded 2.12 inches in just over one hour.
The total rainfall of 3.95 inches in Greenwood and 2.03 inches in Vicksburg both set new daily records for Sept. 24.
The NWS received flash flooding reports from 13 counties including Washington, Yazoo, Sharkey, Grenada, Warren, Montgomery, Madison, Rankin, Hinds, Scott, Lamar, Covington and Jones.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) reported damage to a few homes and at least one business in Sharkey County. Emergency manager officials also reported in addition to flooding of streets in Grenada, a sinkhole had formed due to the rushing waters on Elm Street.
A flash flood watch was in effect for much of central Mississippi with 12 warnings issued covering 24 counties.
The heavy rainfall occurred ahead of frontal boundary and within a surge of very moist air that has since shifted off to the east.
A much drier air mass is expected to filter across the state for the remainder of the week.