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Strong storms possible Wednesday late afternoon

Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 10:23 PM CDT
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We have issued an Alert Day for Wednesday due to our potential for strong to severe storms Wednesday late afternoon/evening and into the overnight/early morning hours.

We are still expecting scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are possible overnight and into the morning hours. We are also going see some patchy fog throughout South Mississippi. Wednesday will start mild and humid again with some scattered showers. We are expecting mostly cloudy skies with some peeks of sunshine in between showers.

A powerful low pressure system is sweeping across the U.S., and that will be the culprit for the severe weather threat across the south on Wednesday.

Pearl River, Stone and George Counties are in an enhanced risk (3 out 5) area, and Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties are under a slight (2 out of 5) risk. Our main threat time will be after 4 PM, especially between 8 PM and 2 AM. Our main threats will be from damaging winds in excess of 58 mph. We also have a low chance for large hail and isolated tornadoes.