Flash Flood Watch for South Mississippi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippi is under a Flash Flood Watch through Saturday evening. The WLOX weather team has had reports of two to seven inches of rain over the past 48 hours.

Because of all the rain, Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy told WLOX he and his staff are watching the rising rivers in Harrison County.

As of Saturday morning, the Biloxi River is forecast to crest on Saturday evening at 11 feet which is one foot below flood stage. Depending on the amount of rain we receive Saturday and Sunday, that crest could change.

Lacy told WLOX the Wolf and Tchoutacabouffa Rivers are expected to stay in their banks, as well. He did advise for the river residents to stay vigilant and take precautions, should we get more heavy rain.

"South Mississippi has the potential to see more heavy rain today and tomorrow. It all depends on where the heaviest rains fall as to what will happen along the rivers," Meteorologist Carrie Duncan said. "When those heavy rains fall, we will see more localized flooding which is why the National Weather Service has placed us under a Flash Flood Watch through this evening. I wouldn't be surprised if they extend the watch until Sunday evening."

Be sure to stay tuned the WLOX News Weekend at 6PM and 10PM and WLOX.com for the latest weather updates.

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