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Severe weather threats headed to South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

It's been fairly quiet in South Mississippi these past few months as far as severe weather is concerned, but as we move into the week ahead, we will start to see a threat for severe weather develop once again in our area.

The threat comes from a system currently off to our west that will approach as we move into the early part of the week. Beginning Monday night, we will have the possibility for strong to severe storms to move over our area from the west. Our threat will begin around 8 p.m. Monday and continue into Tuesday morning, eventually ending around 5 a.m. when storms shift off to our east.

It is looking like the main threat with these storms will be damaging winds with the possibility of a tornado or two. As many head out the door Tuesday morning, we will have quieter conditions with just the possibility of a few passing showers in the afternoon.

Very late Tuesday evening into Wednesday, though, we will have another threat for severe weather. Expect a slight chance for severe storms mainly for Wednesday morning, continuing until the early afternoon hours. Our main threat for Tuesday evening and into Wednesday will also be damaging winds, with the possibility of a tornado or two.

By Wednesday evening, the cold front will have passed through and drier, cooler air is expected to settle in for the end of the week.

While the threat is low for severe weather, it is important to be prepared. It has been a while since our last round of severe weather so go over your family's severe weather action plan over the next few days and know where everyone will be in case the severe weather does strike.

However, there is a silver lining because we will receive a good amount of rain. Expect an inch to two inches of rain from Monday through Wednesday afternoon. This amount of rain will likely not get rid of the drought completely but should help relieve us a bit from it.

As things develop over the next few days, the we will be keeping everyone updated on the air, as well as on Facebook, the WLOX website, and the WLOX First Alert Weather App.

If you have not downloaded the WLOX First Alert Weather App yet, it is suggested you do so or at least have a way to get weather alerts wherever you are so we can make sure everyone stays safe with this severe weather threat.

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