ALERT DAY: Severe weather enters Central Miss.

ALERT DAY: Severe weather enters Central Miss.
Waves of Strong to Severe Storms Likely Late Friday into Early Saturday (Source: WLBT)

National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down near Yogi at the Lake in Pelahatchie around 8:45 p.m. Friday.

There are no active tornado warnings in central or southwest Mississippi.

There are also several counties in the area under a severe thunderstorm warning.

Hail and wind are also expected to be significant threats as the storms move through the area.

Although much of the day was dry and warm, our severe threat will be picking up as we carry into the evening and overnight hours! We have a Level 4 out of 5 threat tonight, with multiple rounds of severe weather expected. Swaths of damaging wind gusts are the greatest concern at this time, with very large hail and the potential for a few tornadoes following shortly behind.

Make sure you can hear warnings from the start of the evening commute all the way through the overnight hours... Our threat won’t come to an end until about sunrise tomorrow morning. We’ll send along frequent updates until the storms exit the region!

Fortunately, the rest of the weekend will be dry and nice, with only a few lingering showers early Saturday. We’ll catch a quick break from the rain through the start of next week until additional shower and storm chances return by Tuesday.

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