Yesterday, the weather forecast for Vicksburg was for "scattered thunderstorms, some possibly severe ..." and around noon, it looked as if the weather man was right. I happened to be out running errands (with my cameras in the car with me), and noticed some ominous clouds gathering overhead.
I decided to go over to the Mississippi Welcome Center located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, and watch the clouds moving in over the bridges.
There was a brisk wind blowing and the flag on top of the railroad bridge was completely unfurled, which is always an awesome sight (you can click on the pictures to enlarge them, if you'd like).
The water tower in this next picture is on the Louisiana side of the river, across from Vicksburg.
It looked as if it was raining in Louisiana, but the rain never made it to our side of the river.
Here are a few of the pictures I captured of the bridges from the overlook at the Welcome Center. I love the contrast of the bright watermelon Crape Myrtle blooms against the gray skies (you can see them better if you click on the pictures).
Although we had some really promising-looking rain clouds for a while, the "scattered" thunderstorms must have scattered elsewhere.
We didn't need the storms, but we surely could have used some rain.