Significant weather advisory and flood warning issued for Tippah County

From the NWS:

A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 715 PM CDT
FOR…

Northeastern Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi…
Southeastern Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi…
Eastern Union County in northeastern Mississippi…
Northern Lee County in northeastern Mississippi…
Southwestern Prentiss County in northeastern Mississippi…

At 632 PM CDT…a strong thunderstorm producing pea size hail or
larger and winds at least 40 mph was located near New Harmony, or 7
miles north of Trace State Park, moving northeast at 25 mph.

Very heavy rain along with continuous cloud to ground lightning are
also possible with this thunderstorm.

People in northeastern Pontotoc…southeastern Tippah…eastern
Union…northern Lee and southwestern Prentiss Counties should
monitor this storm closely.

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flood Advisory for…
Western Chickasaw County in northeastern Mississippi…
Eastern Calhoun County in northeastern Mississippi…
Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi…
Union County in northeastern Mississippi…
Southern Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi…

* Until 900 PM CDT.

* At 559 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area.
Up to two inches of rain have already fallen.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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