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Jackson's Forecast: Severe Weather Possible for Thursday

Severe weather is expected for your Thursday. Heavy downpours have affected parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas throughout the morning and all of that is heading our way. The primary concern is going to be the leading edge of the storms and then we will transition to periods of rain of several hours on end.

There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect for much of Mississippi through this evening in anticipation of heavy rain expected. We could see 2"-4" of rain and could locally see higher rain totals. Heavy rain is expected to fall on already saturated grounds from last weekend's storms, so we could see an increase in uprooted trees and powerlines.

There is a Tornado Watch in effect for West Mississippi until 7 PM tonight. We will need to be weather aware for the potential for tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds. We could see another tornado watch issued for East MS later on today as the threat for severe weather will continue through tonight for folks in the Pine Belt. 

Threats: Damaging winds and flash flooding are the two main threats to keep an eye out for, but we cannot rule out the potential for hail and tornadoes.

Timing: Heavy rain is expected to impact the Mississippi Delta in the next by lunchtime and folks in Central MS will want to stay weather aware through this evening. The Pine Belt could see storms through 11 PM.

Power outages are expected to remain weather aware, have multiple ways of receiving information, and be sure to have your safe spot ready to go.


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