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Severe weather possible Tuesday

We had gorgeous weather over the weekend across South Mississippi, with plenty in the way of warm weather and even some sunshine, but a big change is on the way for the area.

"Over the next few days showers and storms are going to be moving through the area, making for a pretty unpleasant start to the week," said meteorologist Andrew Wilson of the WLOX First Alert Weather team.

There is a 60-80 percent chance for showers and storms in the seven day forecast through Wednesday across our area.

For Monday it looks to be just showers for the forecast with an inch to two inches of rain falling throughout the day.

Rain continues into Tuesday with maybe even a few rumbles of thunder throughout the afternoon, but late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday evening we'll have a chance for a few stronger storms.

"Our chance for severe weather will last from between 5 PM to 11 PM on Tuesday night," said Wilson.

All of this is going to be from an area of low pressure moving from east Texas, across the northern portion of Mississippi and eventually off to the northeast.

Our main risks with the storms Tuesday evening will be damaging winds and large hail, but we will also have the chance for a tornado or two.

Some other threats that we will be watching closely include frequent lightning and the potential for flash flooding due some areas having the chance to accumulate up to 3 inches locally.

With the threat for severe weather, be sure to go over your family's severe weather action plan.

Stay weather aware throughout the day on Tuesday to keep yourself safe from any dangerous situations.

The WLOX First Alert Weather team will continue to keep you updated on WLOX and WLOX.com, and don't forget to download the free WLOX First Alert Weather App to get the latest alerts on severe weather to your area right to your tablet, or phone.

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