Tornado watch in effect; severe weather moves into South Mississippi

Tornado watch in effect; severe weather moves into South Mississippi

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - South Mississippi may see a second round of storms Saturday night, with an enhanced risk of severe weather possible between 6 p.m. and midnight.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued both watches and warnings for the following counties in Mississippi until 9 p.m.:

Tornado Watch

  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Harrison
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Hancock
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Amite
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Pearl River
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Wilkinson
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Pike
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Jackson
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Walthall

Severe Thunderstorm

  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Hancock


  • style="margin-left: 40px;">George
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Hancock
  • style="margin-left: 40px;">Pearl River

The main threats expected with storms will be hail and high winds.

While South Mississippi remains in the enhanced risk area, the greatest chance of severe weather can be expected in the moderate risk region, which lies to the northwest of Jackson and into Louisiana. That central region will be more likely to see large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

"While storms are not expected to be as widespread in South Mississippi, a few may be strong to severe," said WLOX meteorologist Eric Jeansonne.

WLOX Meteorologist Wesley Williams say, "If things play out like the models are saying, the strongest storms will be wrapping up around midnight."

On Sunday, a round of showers is possible around sunrise, with the entire storm system exiting South Mississippi by late afternoon.

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