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Flash flooding possible in parts of the coast

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Heavy rain along the Gulf Coast on Saturday could cause flash flooding in some areas.

According to WLOX Meteorologist Eric Jeansonne, storms will come and go throughout South Mississippi, with most being accompanied by heavy rain, thunder, and lightning. Some of the stronger storms may also produce gusty winds, as well. However, Saturday will not be complete wash-out, says Jeansonne. There will be dry times mixed in between the storms.

The storms are currently staying south of I-10, causing heavy on-and-off downpours along Hwy. 90 in Harrison County.

At noon, police in Biloxi and Gulfport said there were no roads that were impassable, but they could come later. Water is reportedly gathering on Hwy. 90 in some of the low-lying areas between Gulfport and Biloxi.

According to Biloxi Police, a traffic light at the intersection of Tara and Pass Roads is flashing due to an outage. Crews are working to restore it. Drivers are advised to be cautious.

Heat index values will climb between 95 and 105 degrees.

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