A Tornado Watch has been issued for Clarke, Covington, Forrest, Lamar, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Simpson, Smith, Stone, and Wayne counties until 6pm. This means that conditions are favorable for tornadic activity in the coming hours.
Aside from tornadoes, threats include very heavy rain, damaging straight-line winds, and hail. With localized heavy rainfall expected, flash flooding is a concern because the ground is already saturated.
Models suggest a strong line of thunderstorms will move through the area this afternoon into tonight. It is important to stay weather aware through the day and watch for updates regarding changing weather conditions.
By Sunday morning, we will clear things out but remain cloudy. By Monday the sun returns.