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Tracking severe weather for Saturday morning

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Tracking severe weather for Saturday morning

SUMMARY: A line of severe storms is still expected to approach the viewing area early Saturday morning. The main threats will be damaging winds as high as 70-80 mph and flooding rains, though a few tornadoes can’t be ruled out. As of right now, we are still under a Level 3 Risk. Stay tuned for the latest information as it comes in!

FRIDAY: We’ll see temperatures rising into the upper 60s and low 70s with breezy south and east winds likely. Look for a mostly cloudy day with some scattered showers and storms, though it looks like we’ll hold off on strong storms in the area during the day. Aline of storms will build out to our west and approach us and bring us the chance for storms as early as late Friday Night, but more than likely into the daytime hours on Saturday.

SATURDAY: A line of strong to severe storms approaches the area early Saturday morning. Everyone is expected to see rain and storms, with the potential there for severe weather across the weekend. As of now, we still have a Level 3 risk for the area.  The main threats will be damaging winds as high as 70-80 mph and flooding rains, though a few tornadoes look probable embedded in a line of storms.  We’ll have to watch and see if any isolated storms form ahead of the line, something that would enhance the severe potential even higher. Timing looks to be from 6 AM to 1 PM. 

A Flash Flood Watch is for Tippah, Alcorn, Tishomingo, Prentiss, Lafayette, Union, Pontotoc, Lee, Itawamba, Yalobusha, Calhoun, Chickasaw and Monroe Counties until 6:00pm Saturday. 1-2+ inches of rain is expected through Saturday.

SUNDAY: Right now we anticipate storms to roll out of the area by Saturday Night meaning we’ll trend dry with a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday. Highs much cooler in the upper 50s. Some more showers are expected heading into late Sunday night.

MONDAY – THURSDAY: Another system looks to follow closely behind, bringing the chance for batches of storms to pass through the area, adding on to already high rainfall totals.  Flooding will be a concern moving forth, and we can’t rule out severe weather at some point heading into next week. High temperatures in the 60s to near 70.