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Rain expected to continue until Sunday

Vicksburg City employee Montie Busby sweeps up debris after a tree fell on a truck owned by Martin Hogan on Drummond Street this morning.(Jon GiffinThe Vicksburg Post)

[5/12/04]Rain is likely to continue into the weekend but slow some beginning Sunday.

As of this morning, the National Weather Service forecast called for a 90 percent chance of rain through today diminishing to 40 percent tonight. For Thursday there is a 50 percent chance during the day and into Thursday night.

For Friday, the forecast again calls for a 50 percent chance and through the day Saturday.

The chance of rain has been lowered to 40 percent Saturday night and into Sunday with the likelihood of rain dropping to 30 percent Sunday and into Monday.

Rain clouds over the area since Saturday had dumped 1.03 inches of rain. In the 24 hours ending at 7 this morning, 0.26 inch of rain had been recorded at the official measuring station at the Vicksburg Water Treatment Plant on Haining Road.

Along with the rain reported in the city Tuesday night and this morning, at least one tree was reported down.

The call to the E-911 Dispatch Office at 6:16 said lightning had hit a tree at 2424 Drummond St., causing a giant maple to fall on power lines and a pickup owned by Martin Hogan of that address.

At midmorning, City of Vicksburg crews were still working to clear the debris.

In addition to the damage above ground, a water line between the house and the water meter was ruptured.