ALERT DAY: Tornado watch in effect through 7 PM for central Mississippi
Damaging wind gusts, hail, tornadoes, flash flooding all possible...
JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A deepening storm system brings the potential for a significant strong to severe storm event across central Mississippi through Sunday afternoon and evening. The afternoon wave of storms will have the potential to be the most intense, if not locally, then regionally. Damaging wind gusts, large hail and tornadoes are possible – a few of the tornadoes could be strong. Stay weather aware and vigilant as multiple rounds of storms are possible through the remainder of the day. The risk remains highest through 7-10 PM, before the cold front shifts through - bringing an end to all rain around midnight.
Make sure you can hear and respond to warnings today as these threats will develop quickly and we will see multiple waves of storms through the afternoon and evening.
We’ll dry out into the start of the work week, but a couple of storm systems are expected to pass through the area into the second half of the week/weekend and we could see another opportunity for strong storms. As we are still a ways out and there’s still some inconsistencies in the data we’re looking at, stay tuned for timing/strength updates!
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