Large storm system moving through area

North Mississippi, already under an extreme heat advisory, will see several strong storms move in to the area this evening.

60+ mph winds and hail is possible.

From the NWS:

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…

Northeastern Chickasaw County in northeastern Mississippi…

Southwestern Itawamba County in northeastern Mississippi…

Southern Lee County in northeastern Mississippi…

Northwestern Monroe County in northeastern Mississippi…

* Until 430 PM CDT.

* At 405 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Tombigbee State Park to near Okolona, moving east at 10 mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

* Locations impacted include…

Tupelo, Fulton, Verona, Okolona, Tombigbee State Park, Saltillo, Shannon, Plantersville, Mantachie, New Wren, Evergreen, Nettleton, Abney, Mooreville, Eggville, Ballardsville, Wren, Leotis, Flowerdale and Old Union.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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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