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UPDATE: Severe weather impacting MS on Monday

The following 27 Mississippi counties are under Tornado Watch until 8pm tonight.

Adams; Amite; Claiborne; Clarke; Copiah; Covington; Forrest; Franklin; George; Greene; Hancock; Harrison; Hinds; Jackson; Jasper; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Jones; Kemper; Lamar; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Leake; Lincoln; Madison; Marion; Neshoba; Newton; Pearl River; Perry; Pike; Rankin; Scott; Simpson; Smith; Stone; Walthall; Warren; Wayne; Wilkinson

Severe weather will cover the Magnolia State today with the biggest risks being high winds, hail, and tornadoes.

Update, 3:30 p.m.

Damage reported on Hwy 532 east of Mt. Olive in Covington County. Down trees are causing road closures, crews are working hard to clear the streets.

Update, 3:00 p.m.

Damage reported near Mt. Olive after possible tornado came through Monday afternoon. Hwy 49 South has been closed due to down trees on the road.

Some cars have been trapped in the roadway due to the damage.

No injuries have been reported.

Predicted:

The enhanced threat of tornadoes lasts from 11am to 7pm tonight according to the National Weather Service.

Greenville and down throught Natchez, you’ll have the heaviest of your severe weather between 11am and 2pm

Greenwood and over to Starkville and down through Jackson to Tylertown will see the worst of it between 2 and 5pm.

And then farther east Mississippi, Amory, Columbus, Macon, Meridian, Hattiesburg and down through Wiggins, be prepared for the bad weather between 5pm and 7pm.

As far as temperatures are concerned, North Mississippi an average high of about 69, lows dropping into the 50’s.

Central Mississippi, high in the mid 70’s, dropping to the mid 50’s after the storms blow through.

And for South Mississippi, high of 73, dropping into the mid 50’s overnight as the storms clear out.

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