The National Weather Service (NWS) canceled the flooding warning after the river fell to 27.7 feet at 9:30 a.m. Friday. The flood stage on the Pearl River through the capital city is 28 feet.
The river had swollen above flood stage back on Jan. 16 and steadily rose before cresting at around 32 feet on Tuesday.
While the Pearl River has fallen below flood stage in Jackson, it remains swollen above flood stage down across southern Mississippi including at Rockport, near Monticello and near Columbia. The river is forecast to fall below fall stage at all of these points by late weekend.
Some rain is expected by Friday afternoon and evening across the state, but no additional river rises are anticipated with average rainfall amounts of around a quarter of an inch or less.
NWS said the river should continue to steadily fall, reaching 24.2 feet by Saturday morning and as low as 13 feet by mid-next week in Jackson, which is when the next significant chance of rainfall is expected.
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