South MS under tornado watch until Saturday evening

South MS under tornado watch until Saturday evening

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A tornado watch has been issued for all of the WLOX viewing area until 7 p.m. Saturday. Inside of the watch area, a couple of tornadoes will be possible as well as isolated damaging wind gusts up to 70 mph.

A squall line over south-central Louisiana is expected to continue slowly eastward. Additional isolated storms may form ahead of the line in southeast Louisiana.

The storms may pose an occasional risk for tornadoes in addition to locally damaging wind.

"Though there is a severe weather risk for our area on Saturday, the potential for heavy rain this evening remains our most significant weather impact," said WLOX First Alert Weather Meteorologist Wesley Williams.

Remember, a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

The WLOX First Alert Weather Team will keep you updated as this storm system moves through our area on WLOX News and

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