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Severe Weather Possible Today and Tonight, Storm System Could Produce Tornadoes

JACKSON, Miss.–A potent storm system coming in from the plains will bring with it the risk for strong storms, damaging winds, heavy rain and tornadoes. The storms are expected by this afternoon and will push through from west to east, making for a cooler and much more pleasant Tuesday.

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The main risk for damaging winds will be with a squall line that is forming. A wind advisory is in effect now for most of the Delta, with southerly winds getting heavy out in front of the storm system.

There’s also a flash flood watch in effect for the north half of the state.

“We’ve had some heavy rain the past couple of days over north central Mississippi,” said Meteorologist Brad Bryant, with the National Weather Service.

He said the severe weather would mainly be along the expected squall line, but there may be the potential for some damaging tornadoes out ahead pf that line.

“There could be a few cells that would be worrisome. The main risk with this squall line is damaging wind gusts, although there is enough wind shear, you could get some tornadoes to spin up.”

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