Tornado watch issued until 8 p.m. for Southwest Mississippi

Published 1:09 pm Thursday, May 11, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Weather conditions with severe storms and potential flash flooding is not the only danger residents should be concerned about. Tornadoes are possible for the area as the National Weather Service in Jackson issued a tornado watch around 1 p.m.

The tornado watch is in effect for Adams, Lincoln, Franklin, Jefferson, Claiborne, Lawerence and Copiah counties and many others across central and south Mississippi. It will expire at 8 p.m.

Due to the forecasted severe weather, Loyd Star’s first softball game at Puckett in the semi-final round of the MHSAA playoffs has been rescheduled for Friday at 6 p.m. Game 2 will be played at Loyd Star on Saturday weather permitting.

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NWS Jackson reminds people to stay weather aware throughout the day and to have multiple ways to receive information. It could be the difference between life and death.

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