Fog, smoke and strong storms possible on Monday

Fog, smoke and strong storms possible on Monday
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - It has been a wonderful Valentine's Day across the area, but we have some very active weather possible over the next 24 hours.

An area of low pressure tracking off to our northwest has returned southerly winds to our area, which has brought in more moisture.

With more moisture in the air, our first chance for problems on Monday will come in the form of fog around the area for the morning commute.

However, there may not just be fog across South Mississippi. Some areas may also have to deal with smoke settling along roadways due to all of the fires that have been occurring over the past few days.

"Drivers will need to really pay attention, and take it slow on the road in the morning due to all of the smoke and fog that may settle over night," Meteorologist Andrew Wilson said.

As we continue through the morning, fog will mix out of the area and the possibility for a few strong storms will kick in for the afternoon hours. Expect the chance for strong storms to last between noon and the early evening hours.

The main risk in some of the stronger thunderstorms will be frequent lightning, damaging winds and possibly a tornado or two.

We'll also have the chance for flooding, but the threat for flooding will really be secluded to areas that flooding is more common; as we are only expecting between a half of an inch to an inch and a half across South Mississippi.

With the threat for strong storms on Monday be sure to go over your family's severe weather action plan Sunday night.

Other things you should do to be prepared include:

- Charge phones

- Check batteries in flashlights

- Check batteries in weather radios

Remember to stay weather aware throughout the day on Monday with WLOX News Now.

You will be able to find updates on your TV, WLOX.com, and through the WLOX First Alert weather app that can be downloaded to your smart phones and tablets.

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