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South MS prepares for severe weather

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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

As heavy rain moves into South Mississippi, residents are preparing for a line of strong to severe thunderstorms approaching from the west

Hail up to quarter size and isolated tornadoes are possible, though less likely. 

The National Weather Service has issued warnings and watches for the following counties:

Flood Warnings:
George County

Flash Flood Watches:
George County
Hancock County
Harrison County
Jackson County
Pearl River County
Stone County

The main severe weather threat as the storm line moves through will be damaging straight-line wind in excess of 60 mph. There will also be the less likely threats of hail up to quarter size and isolated tornadoes. The WLOX First Alert Weather Team will be tracking storms throughout the evening.

For the latest information on weather in the area, be sure to download the WLOX First Alert Weather app on your Apple or Android devices, or visit wlox.com/weather.

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