First Alert: Severe storms possible Wednesday in South Mississippi

South Mississippi could see some rough weather tomorrow afternoon and evening
Enhanced risk for today
Published: Dec. 13, 2022 at 11:27 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 14, 2022 at 11:55 AM CST
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SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX)- The WLOX First Alert Weather Team has issued an Alert Day for Wednesday thanks to the potential for severe weather. A potent low-pressure system and cold front has brought widespread showers and storms to parts of the Central and Southeast U.S. so far this week. South Mississippi is under a Moderate Risk or Level Four Risk for severe storms today. This is based on a scale from one to five.

Moderate Risk
Moderate Risk(wlox)

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Pearl River, Stone, and George Counties as of Wednesday morning. This watch will likely expand into Coastal Mississippi later today. It is currently set until 1 PM, but it will likely extend later into the afternoon.

Tornado Watch for 12/14/22
Tornado Watch for 12/14/22(wlox)

Ahead of this cold front, it’s going to be warm and humid. Winds will pick up from the south and southeast through Wednesday morning. A few showers and storms can’t be ruled out Wednesday morning, but the main line of showers and storms will move through between 12 PM - 8 PM. The main threat with these storms will be strong wind gusts near 60 MPH and a few tornadoes. There is a low risk for hail, but it can’t be ruled out. Heavy rainfall is also possible. Many of us will pick up 1-2″ of rain by the end of Wednesday. Higher rainfall amounts could lead to flooding.

Severe Weather Risks for South Mississippi
Severe Weather Risks for South Mississippi(wlox)
Storms Likely Wednesday Afternoon
Storms Likely Wednesday Afternoon(wlox)

After the front passes, it is going to turn much cooler and drier! Temperatures will tumble into the upper 40s and low 50s on Thursday morning. We’re going to stay cool through the rest of the week and into the weekend.

Wednesday's 7 Day Forecast
Wednesday's 7 Day Forecast(wlox)

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