Alert Day issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for heavy rain, wind damage, and tornadoes

Tornadoes and wind damage are the highest concerns.

Alert Day issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for heavy rain, wind damage, and tornadoes
An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather. Source: WLBT

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather.

A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Friday and during the day Saturday, but widespread severe weather is a threat Saturday night.

An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather. Source: WLBT
An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather. Source: WLBT

Lows Friday and Saturday night will be in the 60s and the wind will howl Saturday with gusts over 40 miles per hour at times. Highs will reach 80 with partly sunny skies.

Showers and storms will congregate near the Mississippi River before sunset Saturday and then march across our area through the early morning hours on Sunday. Tornadoes and wind damage are the highest concerns.

An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather. Source: WLBT
An Alert Day has been issued for Saturday ahead of the potential for severe weather. Source: WLBT

Sunday will be cooler and turn sunny with highs only the in the 60s.

What to know ahead of severe weather:

Make sure you have our First Alert Weather App downloaded and ready to go before the storms arrive Wednesday night. iOS | Android

The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos. The alerts are sent based on the device’s location, using GPS. This means you don’t have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe.

If you don’t know how to get our weather alerts, click here.

You can track the storm yourself by clicking on our First Alert Interactive Radar.

Be sure you send all your weather photos to sendit@wlbt.com .

WLBT First Alert Weather Team:

Patrick Ellis - @PatrickEllisWx

Rachel Coulter - @Coulter_wx

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