||Rainfall record broken
TUPELO, Miss. — The WTVA Weather Authority says we have officially broken the record for the most rainfall on a day in July.
Meteorologist John Dolusic says the old record was 3.98 inches on July 25, 1941.
As of 6 p.m., numbers taken from the Tupelo Regional Airport show we have had 6.1 inches of rain so far.
Meteorologist Joel Young says many counties north of Highway 32 have flash flooding watches and warnings right now.
This system is expected to shift southward throughout the rest of the day.
The Lee County Sheriff's Department says it has no flooded roads at this point.
Pontotoc County authorities say they have not heard of flooding on main roads but they have received calls of flooding on one or two county roads.