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Severe storms take aim at Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Forecasters say there will be a risk of large hail and wind damage as thunderstorms threaten Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

The national Storm Prediction Center has placed a large part of Mississippi at the highest risk of severe storms on Saturday. Forecasters say that area includes more than 1.3 million people and includes the cities of Jackson, Tupelo and Vicksburg. Lincoln County is at “marginal” risk for severe weather.

Forecasters say parts of the Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia could also see storms Saturday and Sunday.