SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Over the past few days, we have had a few blog updates for severe weather moving in on Tuesday. Around midday on Monday, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK, increased the chance for severe weather in the southern portions of Mississippi and Alabama.
There are now enhanced and moderate threats for South Mississippi that also span across several states including Alabama, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia.
A moderate risk is a four on a scale of one to five, with one being the lowest threat for severe weather and five being the highest.
This means that our threat for severe weather on Tuesday will be fairly high, so it is very important to stay weather aware.
"Here in South Mississippi, we will expect our highest threat for severe weather to occur in the late afternoon and early evening hours on Tuesday, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.," said WLOX First Alert Weather meteorologist Andrew Wilson.
Our main risks will be frequent lightning, localized flooding, large hail, damaging winds and even the possibility for a few tornadoes. Storms will be forming over our area, and everyone in South Mississippi will be included in this threat for severe weather.
Remember to go over your family's severe weather action plan Monday, so you are ready when the strong storms come through.
Some things to check tonight include:
-Battery power in flashlights.
-Charge cell phones.
-Power up the weather radio.
Remember that checking the weather before making a commute in your vehicle will be very important for your safety.
The WLOX First Alert Weather App can keep you informed on these stronger storms. It is free in the app store and can alert you when severe weather is in the area, wherever you may be.
After storms finish moving through along a cold front, there will be lingering showers through Wednesday morning.
Stay informed on the threat for severe weather with WLOX News Now, WLOX.com and with the WLOX First Alert Weather App.