My award for the day goes out to the WRF model which has depicted this rain event very accurately ( so far). My thoughts about today's rain rolled very close to WRF's forecast, and I am definitely thrilled to see the model come through. We saw a good shot of rain in Hattiesburg this morning before a few hours of muggy sunshine. In fact, when the skies cleared late-morning, I knew our instability would really drop out. Heating from the sun and tons of moisture certainly allows rain to pop up fast.
I'm watching a rather large cell impact southern Lamar county...Hopefully later I can find some rain totals. As one caller from Rock Hill said, "It is coming down in sheets."
The rain won't be over this afternoon. I do expect to see bands of rain move through into the late-night hours.