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Tornado Watch extended until 5pm for South Mississippi

South MS has been upgraded to a LEVEL THREE Tuesday severe weather threat on a scale of one to five. South MS has been upgraded to a LEVEL THREE Tuesday severe weather threat on a scale of one to five.
Large hail will be one of the main severe weather risks on Tuesday across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Large hail will be one of the main severe weather risks on Tuesday across the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Damaging straight-line winds will be one of Tuesday's main severe weather risks across the central Gulf Coast. Damaging straight-line winds will be one of Tuesday's main severe weather risks across the central Gulf Coast.
Tornado risk appears to be on the lower end of the risk scale compared to Tuesday's wind & hail risks. It's very low, but not zero. Tornado risk appears to be on the lower end of the risk scale compared to Tuesday's wind & hail risks. It's very low, but not zero.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

A Tornado Watch has been extended for South Mississippi until 5pm Tuesday. While Louisiana has seen several tornadoes touch down today, South Mississippi has really only seen heavy rain and some reports of hail. But that doesn't mean we should let our guard down. 

Strong to severe storms will be moving across South Mississippi from the west until 4 or 5pm.

Everyone affected by these storms will experience heavy downpours. Many will also see frequent lightning. A few will even see the severe threats of damaging wind gusts, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.

"At this time, large hail and strong straight-line wind threats appear to be our main threats," said Williams. "But, the tornado risk is very low but it can't be ruled out either."

South Mississippi's severe threat is expected to wrap up around sunset and we should see quieter weather take over tonight into Wednesday.

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