Rain may be a factor this Memorial Day weekend

Local weather authorities are asking the public to closely monitor weather reports throughout Memorial Day weekend.

The National Weather Service is predicting a 50 to 90 percent chance of rain throughout the weekend with a chance of flooding in low-lying areas. Forecasters also are monitoring a low pressure system that at 2 p.m. today was over the eastern Yucatan Peninsula, south of the Gulf of Mexico.

Forecasters also say that showers and thunderstorms may increase as the system builds.

As a precaution, the City of Biloxi has opened six sandbag locations for residents: Henry Beck Park, 671 Division St.; Todd Migues Park, 425 Parker St.; Cavalier Park, 2059 Lawrence St.; Popp’s Ferry Soccer Fields, 2150 Popp’s Ferry Road; Fire Station 8, 8479 Woolmarket Road; and Fire Station 9, 9370 Oaklawn Road.

These are self-serve sites, meaning residents need to have a shovel to fill the sandbags provided at the sites.
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News & notes: Pools, trash, info line

Pools temporarily closing:  The Biloxi Natatorium and the Donal Snyder Sr. Center pool will be closed Tuesday for summer staff training.  Both pools will resume normal hours on Wednesday.

Holiday trash schedule: Pelican Waste and Waste Management will be running their normal pickup days and routes for Memorial Day.

Info line: During threatening weather and other major events, the City of Biloxi activates its Information Line to provide up-to-date details and advisories. Listen to recorded message anytime by calling 228-435-6300.