SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of South Mississippi until 7pm. That means it could turn into a Tornado Warning at any time.
Expect rain showers with a chance for thunderstorms on Monday. Severe, damaging, weather will be possible... but not likely.
The potential for severe, damaging, weather will be greatest near the coastal locations, especially near and south of I-10.
“Overall, the potential for severe, damaging, weather is on the low side,” said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Monday. “On a scale of one up to five, we’re at about a one or two today. The higher the number, the more likely for storm damage to occur.”
“While many will see rain and some will see lightning, only a few isolated areas if any will actually see storm damage," Williams continued.
If any of today’s thunderstorms become strong, they will be capable of frequent lightning, torrential rainfall, or wind gusts to around 35 miles per hour.
If any of today’s thunderstorms become severe, they will be capable of tornadoes, damaging wind gusts over 58 miles per hour, or very intense flooding rainfall.
The timing for this severe weather potential is through Monday afternoon.
The potential for severe, damaging, weather is expected to decrease around sunset as storms lose the energy from the decreasing daytime heating.