Weather could last until early Wednesday morning

Published 10:59 am Tuesday, November 29, 2022

BROOKHAVEN — Severe weather is forecast to hit much of Mississippi Tuesday afternoon according to the National Weather Service in Jackson. The forecast calls for rain, strong winds and potential for tornadoes.

The majority of Lincoln, Franklin and Adams Counties are in the enhanced risk zone meaning tornadoes are likely, winds could reach 70mph and there could be golf-ball sized hail.  However, norther sections of the counties fall in the moderate risk zone meaning they could strong tornadoes, tennis to golf ball sized hail and strong winds up to 80mph.

NWS Jackson forecasts the storms to hit Southwest Mississippi from this afternoon until 3 a.m. Wednesday morning and asks residents to stay weather aware. Flash flooding is also a concern with localized heavy rain fall inundating low lying areas, urban areas and creeks, bayous or rivers.

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