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Tornado warnings now posted for South Mississippi

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Tornado warnings are now posted for Pearl River County until 4:00 and for Stone County until 4:15 this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has put all of South Mississippi under a tornado watch until 8:00 tonight. 

The nasty weather is part of a strong cold front that's racing across the United States.

For much of Christmas Day, residents along the gulf coast have braced for the possibility of tornadoes and powerful thunderstorms. Quarter-sized hail was reported early Tuesday in western Louisiana, and the weather service said a tornado watch was in effect over parts of southeast and south-central Louisiana until the afternoon.

Forecasters say as this cold front pushes through the coast, it could pack winds in excess of 70 miles per hour.  

Tommy Richards is in the WLOX 24/7 Weather Center.  When conditions warrant, he'll break into programming and update you on any severe weather emergencies.

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