Storms leave path of destruction in their wake across parts of central Mississippi

Storms leave path of destruction in their wake across parts of central Mississippi
Wind and tornado damage likely from overnight storms (Source: WLBT)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The First Alert Weather Team was live, on-air tracking multiple severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning.

Thunderstorm wind damage was reported out of Warren County from the first round of severe & tornado warned storms to impact our area just before 10 p.m., Tuesday night.

A few minutes after midnight, tornado damage was reported out of Star (Rankin County) as a radar confirmed tornado crossed Highway 49.

Trees were downed in this area and one was reported to have fallen on a home along Front Street. Roofs were peeled back or blown off houses and sheds.

Shortly after 12:30 a.m., reports came in of trees downed in Polkville (Smith County) as another tornado warned storm moved east through the area.

Tornado damage reports are coming in from tonight's storms... We will have a better understanding of the extent of the damage in the morning. Praying everyone was able to stay safe despite the severe weather!

Posted by Meteorologist Rachel Coulter on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The National Weather Service as well as MEMA will be out today to assess the damage and will be help in determining the strength of the storm that moved through the area.

Stay tuned for continued updates.

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