TD 5 to drive wet, windy weather to Biloxi area

Biloxi residents should begin seeing deteriorating weather late this evening, and between now and Friday see 3 to 5 inches of rain and sustained winds of 30 to 35 mph as a result of Tropical Depression 5.

Currently, Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast are under a tropical storm warning and a flash flood watch. Tropical force winds — mainly in gusts — are expected Thursday afternoon, and tides 1 to 3 feet above normal could occur.

“This tropical depression covers a large area and is very unorganized,” said Linda Atterberry, Biloxi’s emergency manager and an assistant police chief. “What we’re asking people to do is continue to monitor the weather reports. Have your family storm plan, and work that plan. As of right now, we’re expecting wind and rain, but we don’t anticipate anything major.

“Some even believe that it could dissipate, but, the fact is, we’re still going to see wind and rain, and we need to prepare accordingly.”

Biloxi Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul A. Tisdale said he thought Biloxi schools would continue on their normal schedule Thursday and Friday.

More weather info online

The Biloxi NWS page: To see the seven-day forecast, warnings and advisories for the Biloxi area and real-time radar and satellite images,
click here.

Southeastern U.S. radar: To see real-time radar for the eastern Gulf of Mexico, click here.