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MEMA, Weather Service warning of severe storms

Electrical-StormSpring is in the air — and so is the risk of the year’s first severe storms, particularly in the northern parts of the state.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are urging residents to prepare for the possibility of severe weather through Friday.

The weather service says some severe thunderstorms and hail were expected last night in northwest Mississippi.

Tonight through tomorrow, the weather service says the forecast calls for strong tornadoes, damaging straight-line winds, heavy rainfall and hail in much of north Mississippi.

MEMA executive director Robert Latham says because the storm system is coming in overnight event, residents should expect to receive warnings.

Latham says the weather service expects the storms may linger in areas for longer than normal, resulting in multiple episodes of severe storms and also causing heavy rainfall and flooding.

Rain and some thunderstorms are also in the forecast for central and southern Mississippi.


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