Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect through Friday evening

Severe Thunderstorm Watch in effect through Friday evening

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for Stone and George counties until 9 pm Friday. The main severe threat with any stronger storms that form will be damaging straight-line winds.

"On Friday afternoon, clusters of strong storms developed over north Mississippi," explained WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. "High-resolution models suggest that this storm activity could arrive in South Mississippi between 7pm and 10pm Friday. Storms will move from north to south across our area during that time. The strongest storms are expected near Wiggins and Lucedale, possibly weakening before reaching the coast."

A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for 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.

Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.

Williams has been in the WLOX First Alert Weather Center tracking South Mississippi's storm potential.

Below are a few tweets he posted earlier Friday:

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