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Strong storms possible early Wednesday

Thunderstorms are expected early Wednesday morning in South Mississippi Thunderstorms are expected early Wednesday morning in South Mississippi
Big picture severe threat remains the same. The bulls-eye of best severe weather ingredients will likely line up in the Level Three area well north of the WLOX area. Big picture severe threat remains the same. The bulls-eye of best severe weather ingredients will likely line up in the Level Three area well north of the WLOX area.
UPDATE: Level Two area has been expanded eastward, now including areas like Wiggins, Lucedale, Saucier, Waveland, & Diamondhead. It's now more likely for those locations to see severe weather. Timing & impacts remain the same. UPDATE: Level Two area has been expanded eastward, now including areas like Wiggins, Lucedale, Saucier, Waveland, & Diamondhead. It's now more likely for those locations to see severe weather. Timing & impacts remain the same.
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

This first week of April brings a severe weather threat to our region. Areas well to our north near west Kentucky will be where the worst severe weather ingredients set up some time on Tuesday, Tuesday night, and Wednesday morning.

South Mississippi's early Wednesday severe weather threat level is low, according to a Tuesday forecast.

Timing:

  • Showers and thunderstorms, some strong to severe, from Wednesday April 4th 1:00 A.M. to 7:00 A.M (timing is not exact and can change up to two hours either earlier or later)

Potential Disruptive Impacts:

  • Numerous downpours with rainfall amounts less than one inch
  • Lightning

Potential Destructive Impacts:

  • Isolated straight-line thunderstorm wind gusts topping 58 miles per hour
  • Isolated tornadoes

"South Mississippi's severe weather potential appears low," said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams on Tuesday. "We are at a Level One or Level Two risk on a scale that goes up to five."

"I think that the worst severe weather will likely occur north of the WLOX area of South Mississippi," Williams continued. "That's where the worst severe weather ingredients will set up, mainly toward areas around Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana."

"But, be sure to keep an eye on our potential for severe damaging weather in case there are any changes," advised Williams.

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