Forecasters say storms could produce tornadoes in several states across the South and flooding in Mississippi, where up to 5 inches of rain could fall.
A deadly storm system that spawned tornadoes in Gulf Coast states Tuesday night was expected to bring severe weather to the Carolinas by Wednesday afternoon.
Golden Triangle residents should prepare for the possibility of severe weather, including tornadoes, today, according to National Weather Service officials.
Scattered severe storms capable of damaging winds and a few tornadoes are in the forecast for north and central Mississippi.
Severe weather may be heading the Golden Triangle’s way.
Instead of doing some last-minute shopping or wrapping gifts, families across the South spent Christmas Eve taking stock of their losses after an unusual outbreak of December tornadoes and other violent weather killed at least 14 people and damaged or destroyed dozens of homes.
A line of thunderstorms knocked down trees and knocked offline a portion of Oktibbeha County’s power grid Saturday afternoon.
Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses.
Utility companies said that by the end of the day Tuesday service would be restored to the handful of customers who lacked electricity.
Though the severe line of storms that passed through the Golden Triangle last night did not spawn any tornadoes, it reminded Lowndes County E-911 Director Cindy Lawrence that having an extra layer of emergency notification for residents was necessary.