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Severe Weather Worries: Look Out Thursday Afternoon

JACKSON, Miss.–You should be on the lookout for some really strong winds, along with near record high temps before a strong cold front moves through starting Thursday afternoon, said the National Weather Service Wednesday morning.

Meteorologist Chad Entremont said the potential for severe weather should start in the northwest counties and the Delta around the 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, but even before that, you could get blown around a good bit by some strong winds.

“The winds even hours before any storms develop are gonna be quite strong, with sustained winds 25 to 35 mph, with gusts that could be up to 45 mph, as well.”

He said once the severe weather starts, wind and hail will be the main threat.

“Can’t really rule out a tornado, as well.”

He said once the system starts moving through, it will be quick, with most of it out of the state by midnight, with the extreme southern counties and the coast the only ones being affected after midnight.

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