ALERT: Severe weather expected Friday night

According to the National Weather Service a cold front moving into the state is expected to bring with it some severe weather.

Only the central and northern parts of the state are expected to be affected.

Mike Edmonston is Senior Meteorologist at the NWS and said that by Friday afternoon thunderstorms could hit the northern parts of the state near Tupelo.

“This afternoon there could be a strong thunderstorm or two, with wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles-per-hour, and perhaps some small hail,” said Edmonston.

The storm along with dropping temperatures will then move into central Mississippi by early afternoon Saturday. At around that time, the severity of the storm is expected to pick up and make way for the possibility of quarter size hail and 60 mph winds.

After making its way through central Mississippi the storm is then expected to move southeast.

“It looks like it will take until the evening before it reaches the I-59 corridor. That area should see, maybe, strong thunderstorms,” said Edmonston.

With a cold front moving in, Sabbath temperatures are expected to be in the high 50s to low 60s.

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