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WEATHER ALERT: Severe weather threatens Mississippi

Weather across the state seems to be acting up today, News Mississippi will keep you updated here with warnings and watches.

2:18 p.m. – TORNADO WARNING EXTENDED for Alcorn county until 3:00 p.m.

Winds could reach 30 mph, with flying debris causing damage to homes and businesses.

1:50 p.m. – TORNADO WARNING: for Alcorn and Tishomingo Counties until 2:15 p.m.

Watch out for flying debris as this tornadic thunderstorm moves across the area.

Winston and Neshoba counties are under an immediate threat of severe thunderstorms.

Severe thunderstorm watches are still out for: Attala; Bolivar; Carroll; Choctaw; Claiborne; Clay; Grenada; Hinds; Holmes; Humphreys; Issaquena; Kemper; Lauderdale; Leake; Leflore; Lowndes; Madison; Montgomery; Neshoba; Newton; Noxubee; Oktibbeha; Rankin; Scott; Sharkey; Sunflower; Warren; Washington; Webster; Winston; Yazoo until 9:00 this evening.

The National Weather Service is keeping a close eye on a system that looks to bring “enhanced” chances of severe weather to Mississippi this afternoon/evening. Specifically, north Mississippi is under the greatest threat. “Enhanced” chances indicate numerous severe storms are possible, marked by larger-than-average size hail, damaging winds, and an increased chance for tornadoes.

Further south, the “slight” chance for severe weather isn’t much better: scattered severe storms are possible, with a chance for hail and damaging winds.

Not everyone will get rain, nor will everyone get a storm, but if you’re above the Hwy 84 corridor, stay weather aware today.

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