By: Knox Graham
JACKSON, Miss.—The white Christmas that many hope for will turn out to be a severe and wet weather Christmas in Mississippi.
Even today on Christmas Eve the wet stuff is in the state.
Meteorologist Mike Edmonston says, “Currently we have a cold front moving across central Mississippi.”
He says the rain that’s in the area will be out of the state just before lunch today, but more precipitation is on the way.
“It looks like much of the state will be under the gun for severe weather [on Christmas].”
Edmonston tells us where to be on the watch Christmas day.
“The greatest likelihood of severe weather will basically be south of Jackson,” added Edmonston.
The weather system will not be of the average variety bringing a very real danger with it to the people below the Natchez Trace according to the National Weather Service.
Edmonston says with the system there could be “tornados and a few of those could be rather long-tracking and strong.”
The latest models according to the NWS show the greatest chance for tornados is after lunch on Christmas so if you’re in the path of the possible storms be aware tomorrow.