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ALERT: Severe Weather Expected Wednesday

UPDATE 5/3/2017

Severe weather is making its way from the southeastern portions of Louisiana and is expected to be in Mississippi early Wednesday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service, those expected to be impacted are south of Interstate 20.

“Natchez will be the first one that will get the affects of this system. It will probably reach the metro area of Jackson around 3:00 p.m.,” said Shannon Heffron with NWS. “This potential storm cell could produce some damaging winds, strong hail, we can’t rule out a tornado. Also, with this storm there is going to be some heavy rainfall.”

This storm is expected to reach all parts of central and southern Mississippi.  Heffron added that the storm will most likely exit the state a little after midnight.

5/1/2017

Another round of severe weather is expected to move into the state Wednesday.

According to Joan Culin with the National Weather Service, a low pressure system will gradually move into the area and will lead to rain and thunderstorms late Wednesday night.

“Some of the model information that we look at is suggesting that the main focus maybe a little bit further south of the I-20 corridor,” said Culin.

With this storm comes the possibility of hail, strong winds and flooding.

“We are not expecting anything that was as bad as what we saw Sunday,” Said Culin. “ Maybe some severe weather and possibly some flooding starting late Wednesday into Wednesday night.”

According to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Sundays storms left damage in more than 25 counties.

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