Thunderstorms possible this afternoon, evening

Published 2:34 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

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A line of storms currently moving through South Mississippi could bring rain and the potential for severe weather to Lowndes County later today.

According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, a slight risk for severe thunderstorm development continues over most locations in southeast Mississippi and portions of Southwest Alabama.

A marginal risk for severe thunderstorm development had been extended eastward to include Lowndes County.

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According to The National Weather Service, the primary threat for our area could be wind gusts from any thunderstorms that develop.

Rain and storms are expected to reach Lowndes County this afternoon and continue into the evening hours. Rainfall amounts could be between a tenth and quarter of an inch, with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Rain and thunderstorms are also possible for most of Friday and the weekend. Chance of precipitation Friday is 60 percent.