• More rain is headed to US southeast, north, central Europe
  • Northern Hemisphere is suffering from floods
  • Anartica records record heat

A new storm system moving out of the Rockies tonight will bring heavy rain to most of the South. Food warnings continue for rivers across the South from Texas to the Carolinas with major flooding expected in Mississippi on the Pearl River and Big Black River.

The weather service projects rain and thunderstorms in eastern Texas, almost all of Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, western Florida and the western Carolinas. Most areas will get additional two to three inches of rain with localized amounts of up to four inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Some of these areas have received more than 10 inches of rain in the past 10 days. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency Saturday. The Pearl River near Jackson is expected to crest at 37.5, its third-highest peak ever. A flood warning is in effect until 5 pm, local time, Tuesday.

“It will be days before we are out of the woods and the water starts to recede and the state and our first responders are prepared and ready to act,” Reeves said at a news conference.

According to preliminary reports, four persons were injured in Mississippi and two homes collapsed in mud slides in Tennessee.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued from Nebraska to northern New York state where some areas could see up to seven inches of snow from the same storm by Feb. 21.

Weather Oddities Around the Globe

Storm Dennis is blamed for two deaths, forced delays in transportation and localized flooding in Ireland, the UK and North central Europe over the weekend. Strong winds and heavy rain caused flooding, road closures and electricity outages across the Nordic and Baltic regions, the Independent reported. The forecasts rain in the region through Feb. 26.

While temperatures struggle to break 40 degrees in the Northern plains and North East, Esperanza base, a year-round Argentine research station in Hope Bay, Antarctica recorded 65 degrees over the weekend. A Chilean colony on King George Island, Villa las Estrellas, reported a high of 57.4 degrees. Both temperature set records for warmest days ever.

The measurements must undergo a formal process to ensure that they meet international standards, the World Meteorological Organization said. This could take months.