Water levels falling at a steady rate in Jones County

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Multiple areas across Jones County were battling flood waters earlier this week.

According to Jones County Emergency Management Officials, water levels around the county are continuing to fall at a steady rate.

The Hwy 588 area, effected by the Leaf River, saw a crest Thursday evening and will continue to see water levels decrease as the day continues.

Officials will continue to monitor the water levels around the county, especially with the threat of one to three inches of rain and severe weather forecast for late Sunday night into early Monday.

Rainfall amounts from the models look to average one to three inches with locally 3 to 5 inches possible. This could aggravate saturated soil conditions and have some effect on our moderate to high river stages.

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