NWS: Pine Belt facing ‘significant threat’ for flooding Saturday

NWS: Pine Belt facing ‘significant threat’ for flooding Saturday
According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, the Pine Belt is facing a “significant threat” for flooding Saturday. (Source: National Weather Service)

PINE BELT (WDAM) - After a night of heavy rain for most of South Mississippi, the area is now preparing for another round of substantial rainfall and potentially strong storms.

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, the Pine Belt is facing a “significant threat” for flooding Saturday.

Storms are already moving through the area and are expected to stick around into the evening.

NWS says some areas of the Pine Belt could see up to 5 inches of additional rainfall with this round of storms. In places where storms track over the same areas, up to 6 inches of rain is possible.

Keep in mind some areas picked up between 1 inch to 3 inches of rainfall overnight while others received a radar-estimated 12 inches of rain.

If a flash flood emergency, which is the next step up from a flash flood warning, is issued for your area, seek higher ground immediately.

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