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Weather

Severe weather moving in Thursday

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(courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Expect rain and some thunderstorms today and increasing this evening and overnight.

Confidence is increasing in a more significant severe weather event occurring on Thursday; most likely Thursday afternoon into evening. Severe storms capable of tornadoes, damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail to the size of golf balls are all possible. Some tornadoes may be strong and long track.

The high today is around 78 and the low is around 66.  We encourage everyone to pay attention to the latest forecasts and ensure that you have adequate shelter plans and that your alert systems are in place and working.

The Mississippi River at Vicksburg is at 42.71 ft., backwater is at 88.32 ft. and Eagle Lake is at 76.63 ft.

(courtesy of the National Weather Service)

The National Weather Service reports that localized flash flooding is likely in our area, beginning Wednesday night through Thursday.  Locations across southeast Mississippi will likely see the highest rainfall totals and the best potential for flooding.

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