3 p.m. update

Briefing from National Weather Service’s Slidell office, as relayed Biloxi Emergency Manager Milton Houseman at 3 p.m.:

Onset of TS winds: Continuing to spread across the area today as we are starting to feel the beginning of this storm.

— Tropical Storm wind duration: 20 to 24 hours for most locations with a few locations up to 36 hours

— Hurricane force wind duration: 6 to 10 hours in areas within direct path. Hurricane force winds will mainly be experienced in squalls.

— Rainfall: Storm total of 10 to 16 inches expected, some higher amounts possible. Heaviest rainfall has been occurring on north and west sides with this system so far, but this should wrap around with time.

— Slow movement means a greater threat of heavy rain

— Flash Flood Watch now in effect for entire area.

— Tornadoes: Slight Risk today and Wednesday.

Current conditions: To see the current conditions for Biloxi, from the National Weather Service, click here.

Weather service track: To see the current position of the storm and forecasted track, click here.

Live Gulf radar: To see real-time radar showing the northern Gulf of Mexico, click here.