SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Sunday was fairly quiet in South Mississippi, but as we move into Monday a big change is on the way.
A chance for strong to severe storms moves in on Monday morning according to the WLOX First Alert Weather Team. A tornado warning is in effect for Pearl River County until 2 a.m.
A system that has been tracking across the United States producing severe weather in Texas and Louisiana will deliver the threat in South Mississippi between 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. with storms moving from the Louisiana state line to the Alabama state line.
The main threat with the storms as they pass through will be flooding and damaging winds, but we will also have a medium threat for tornadoes and a low threat for damaging hail that will be monitored closely as well.
The threat for severe weather is an enhanced to moderate risk across the area, which is a level 3 and 4 on a scale of 1 to 5.
The highest threat for severe storms will be for areas closer to the Alabama state line.
Be sure to check the forecast before heading out the door to make the morning commute as this will have a large impact on travel.
The expectation of heavy rain bringing 1-3 inches of rainfall has led to flash flood watches being issued for Hancock and Pearl River county until 3 p.m. Monday afternoon.
There is also a coastal flood advisory for all 3 coastal counties until Monday evening as we will be dealing with strong southerly winds causing the tide to be 1-2 feet above average.
For more on this threat for severe weather be sure to keep an eye on wlox.com, the WLOX First Alert Weather App, and WLOX News Now at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sunday night as well as Good Morning Mississippi Monday morning.