SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The past few months have been quiet across South Mississippi, but a severe weather threat has developed for this evening.
Monday afternoon shows severe storms on the radar for central and northern parts of Mississippi. The system is expected to continue to move across the state, bringing a slight to enhanced risk for severe weather.
In South Mississippi, our chance for severe weather is lower than the central and northern parts of the state, but we still have a low chance for some strong to severe storms.
Our risk for severe storms starts around 8 p.m. as the system approaches Pearl River County from the west and northwest. Storms will continue across the area and be through by 3 a.m. Tuesday.
Storms will be scattered, meaning not everyone will even see rain, but if you do see a storm, it could be strong to severe. The main threat with our storms will be damaging winds, but we also can't rule out the possibility for a tornado.
Monday afternoon, a tornado watch was issued for Pearl River County. It is in effect until 9 p.m.
With it having been so long since our last threat for severe weather, be sure to go over your family's severe weather action plan, and be sure everyone stays safe tonight.
Tuesday is expected be quieter for the afternoon, but another severe weather threat moves in for the evening and into Wednesday.
Be sure to follow the WLOX First Alert Weather Team on WLOX, WLOX.com, and on the WLOX First Alert Weather App for the latest update to the forecast as we move through the next several days.