More severe weather likely tonight through Wednesday

Published 12:35 pm Monday, April 4, 2022

A strong storm system is expected to move through Lincoln County tonight and into Tuesday.

The enhanced threat area covers much of South and Central Mississippi. Severe storms are likely — an 80 percent chance, with damaging winds up to 80 mph. Tornados are also possible.

The worst of the weather is expected to move through Lincoln County and nearby areas between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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A limited threat of flash flooding also exists. Heavy rainfall of 2-3 inches in a short time period could lead to localized flash flooding, particularly in low-lying and urban areas. Flooding has the potential to occur mainly from 3 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

A slight risk remains for severe storms on Wednesday, as well. This threat is primarily for the afternoon as a cold front moves through the area.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency encourages residents to monitor forecasts; have tornado alerts turned up loud; identify a safe place to go in case of a tornado; have a disaster kit with at least 72 hours’ worth of non-perishable food and water; and prepare for prolonged power outages.