UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. – A mix of showers and thunderstorms are expected to move into the Magnolia State this afternoon and turn severe by 8 p.m., tonight.
Alan Campbell is with the National Weather Service and said the areas that could be affected the most are those south of Highway 84, which runs from Natchez through Laural.
“Some of those storms could be capable of producing some damaging wind gust in excess of 60 mph, perhaps even some hail. And you can’t rule out the potential of a tornado or two,” said Campbell.
The storm is expected to be out of the state by 4 a.m., Wednesday.
Monday – A slight risk of severe weather is expected to hit Mississippi Tuesday night into Wednesday.
According to Brad Bryant with the National Weather Service, “there’s a powerful upper level system headed at the lower Mississippi valley that aught to spin up low pressure across the heart of Mississippi.”
With all severe weather comes the possibility of strong winds, hail and tornadoes.
“Right now we’re just looking at a slight risk of severe weather across the southern third of the state, especially towards the coast,” said Bryant.
Parts of the pine belt are still recovering after an EF-3 tornado went through portions of Hattiesburg and Petal in January.
As the weather patterns become more clear News MS will update you with the latest.
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