There is a Tornado Watch and Flood Watch in operation in parts of the MS Coast this morning.
As the storm system moves into Mississippi today, it will bring the possibility of rainy and stormy weather to our region.
Models differ on how the weather will develop today. Will the worst storms in our north stay all day? Or will it roll into the MS coast late in the morning into the afternoon? Or, based on radar tracking, will it arrive sooner than the models expect? Unfortunately, there is unusually low confidence in today’s timing information.
But these effects would be possible at or near southern MS today: damaging thunderstorms in a straight line, 1 to 3 inches of rain or more, some tornadoes, or significant hail.
Now is the time to make sure your severe weather plan is up to date. Stay tuned for more updates.
Strong storms passing through the south kill at least one person
Powerful storms swept south, killing at least one person, downing trees and power lines, and possibly causing tornadoes — with more severe weather likely as the system advanced eastward.
About 40 million people are at some risk of severe storms Tuesday, the Storm Prediction Center said, particularly from Gulf Coast states to Carolina, but also from northeastern Oklahoma to Missouri.
In East Texas, a middle-aged man was killed Tuesday morning in the community of Whitehouse, southeast of Tyler, when a tree fell on the RV where he was staying when the storm arrived, Smith County Emergency Management Coordinator said.
The name of the victim was not revealed.
The coordinator, Jay Brooks, said the county was assessing damage to the area after reports of many trees falling on homes and trees on roads.