Severe weather outlook increased in Tippah, including wind advisory

The severe weather outlook has increased in Tippah County, including both a Flash flood watch and a wind advisory.

From the NWS;

Flash Flood Watch

Thunderstorms will become widespread as a storm system arrives from the southern Plains Friday Night. Initially, storms may sit for several hours Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel Friday evening before finally pushing east. Torrential downpours will possible with the storms.

Since vegetation is dormant, and not consuming much ground water, runoff from heavy rain will be increased. This elevates the concern for flash flooding. Also, rapid rises may occur on creeks, small streams, and flashy rivers. Flooding of low-lying and poorly drained areas, as well as low water crossings, can be expected.

Wind Advisory:

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM CST SATURDAY… * WHAT…South winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph expected. * WHERE…Portions of North Mississippi and West Tennessee. * WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to 6 PM CST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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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