One week after tornadoes ripped through Mississippi killing 14 people, the state is bracing for another round of severe weather this coming Sunday.
“Severe storms are likely Sunday across the Gulf Coast states. The greatest threat appears to be from Louisiana to Georgia, with significant severe storms expected including tornadoes and damaging winds. Large hail is likely as well,” states the Storm Prediction Center of NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Mississippi is squarely at the center of the storms.
The Nation Weather Service in Jackson said Central Mississippi could see “a few tornadoes” in a tweet earlier today.
Severe thunderstorms are likely Sunday afternoon into Sunday evening. The main threat will be for damaging winds up to 60-70mph, large hail up to tennis ball size, and a few tornadoes.
1-3 inches of rain will also be possible which could lead to flash flooding. pic.twitter.com/E5nJijHgUY
— NWS Jackson MS (@NWSJacksonMS) April 17, 2020
On Sunday, severe thunderstorms are likely to begin in the afternoon and extend into the evening. Expect winds up to 70 mph and large, tennis-ball sized hail.
Vicksburg could see as much as 2 inches of rainfall.See a typo? Report it here.