Torrential rainfall prompts flash flood watch

The National Weather Service, saying that slow-moving showers can quickly produce two to four inches of rain, has issued a flash flood watch for Biloxi and Harrison County until Tuesday night at 7.
The weather service said rainfall of 5 to 7 inches are possible over a 24- to 36-hour period, including what has fallen so far this morning, through Tuesday afternoon.

Biloxi emergency responders announced this morning that constant rainfall over the past couple of hours has forced the closure of U.S. 90 between Cedar and Pine streets, Esters Boulevard west of Lee Street south of the CSX railway, the 100 block of Crawford Street, and and Nichols Drive south of Murray Street.

The forecast:

– Today: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

– Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. West winds to 10 mph.

– Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Northwest winds to 10 mph.

– Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.


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