Late February system could bring severe storms

Late February system could bring severe storms

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A powerful low pressure system and cold front will develop in the southern Plains on Tuesday, moving toward the northeast U.S. by Thursday. Forecasts are calling for heavy rain, thunderstorms, even severe weather across parts of the South. The WLOX First Alert Weather Team continues to monitor the potential for severe weather this week across parts of the Gulf Coast Region.

A Tuesday night cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms to South Mississippi. Some of those thunderstorms could be strong to severe. At this time, it appears that all severe weather threats will be possible during that time-frame including damaging wind gusts, hail, and tornadoes; the main threats would be the wind and the tornadoes.

The entire WLOX area is at risk for possible severe weather around Tuesday evening according to a Tuesday Severe Thunderstorm Outlook released by the Storm Prediction Center on Sunday.

"Even though we will see showers and perhaps a storm on Monday, no severe weather is expected in South Mississippi on Monday," explained WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "All of this wet weather will be thanks to a cold front pushing into the region early Wednesday. We'll be watching the radar closely on Tuesday afternoon for any strong storms that try to form just ahead of the front, possibly a line of storms."

You can learn more about the approaching system by watching this forecast video.

Be sure to continue tuning in to the latest forecasts from WLOX on this developing situation.

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