JACKSON, Miss.--A strong weather system will move through the state beginning this evening that will give you the chance for seeing severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The main risk from the system will be high winds, which will begin through the day today. Gusts of 15 to 25 mph will be the norm, with possible 30 to 40 mph gusts.
The strongest winds are expected in the Delta.
The National Weather Service is helping News Mississippi keep an eye on the system as it approaches the state. Meteorologists there predict a squall line will form and move through overnight. Storms could form ahead of that line that have the potential for producing strong tornadoes.
The storms are expected to arrive from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Delta, pushing eastward. Central Mississippi can expect storms through the middle part of the night, with north Mississippi following. The storms will exit the state around dawn Wednesday.
GUSTY SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL BE DEVELOPING ABOUT MIDDAY
TUESDAY. SOME GUSTS COULD REACH 30 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING HOURS AHEAD OF A DEVELOPING SQUALL LINE OF STORMS.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
A SIGNIFICANT SEVERE WEATHER EVENT APPEARS MORE LIKELY BEGINNING
TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE MAIN RISKS ARE DAMAGING
THUNDERSTORM WINDS...AS HIGH AS 80 MPH...AND A FEW TORNADOES. A
POTENT STORM SYSTEM BRINGING A COMBINATION OF INTENSE WIND SHEAR AND
INSTABILITY WILL BE IN PLACE AS A LARGE SQUALL LINE CROSSES THE AREA.
INDIVIDUAL CELLS IN OR AHEAD OF THE LINE WILL BE PARTICULARLY CAPABLE
OF PRODUCING TORNADOES. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL UP TO 2 INCHES WILL
ALSO BE A THREAT AS THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF MOISTURE AVAILABLE.
PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES CONCERNING THIS POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT
SEVERE WEATHER EVENT.