SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for parts of South Mississippi through Monday July 15 evening. This officially includes, Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties.
Heavy rain bands associated with Tropical Depression Barry will continue to impact the area today and tonight.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible in these heavy rain bands, especially north of Interstate 10 corridors and west of Hwy 49.
Potential impacts include flash flooding due to excessive rainfall and rises on area rivers.
If you live in a flood-prone area, take action to protect your property ahead of time.
As always, have multiple ways to receive warnings and know where you will go if you need to move to higher ground.
South Mississippi’s rainfall totals since this weekend have generally ranged from two to four inches with some isolated totals greater than four inches.
“Because the ground is already quite saturated, it won’t be able to soak up much more rainwater,” said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Monday. “So, we’ll be watching for possible flash flooding in case we see any more heavy downpours today in coastal Mississippi.”
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued.