UPDATE 2/28/17, 11:05 a.m. – A cold front is expected to move into the state Wednesday morning, bringing with it severe weather.
According to the National Weather Service those north of Interstate-20 and east of Interstate-55 are expected to get hit the hardest.
“Mainly tomorrow [Wednesday} morning across the Jackson metro, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m, you could see some strong to possibly severe storms. You cannot rule out a tornado,” said Dan Bird with the National Weather Service.
2/27/17 – A severe weather system is expected to hit north Mississippi Wednesday night/Thursday morning.
Brad Bryant with the National Weather Service cautions of a front that could bring strong showers and severe thunderstorms.
“We’ll have to watch out for that [storm system] because tornadoes can’t be ruled out…Following that front, it’s going to turn cooler for a while,” said Bryant.
This year, north Mississippi has been spared from much of the severe weather. January saw disastrous storms tear through south Mississippi, as an EF-3 tornado devastated parts of Hattiesburg and Petal. That storm system caused severe damage to William Carey University and over 1,000 homes through the Pine Belt.
More information will become available as we get closer to Wednesday.
Here is the latest article regarding the tornado damage in the pine belt and the insurance claims that followed.