Tornado warning issued for some counties

Severe weather threat for Tuesday

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UPDATE: A tornado warning has been issued for Madison & Yazoo Counties until 5:30 p.m.


A tornado warning has been issued until 4:45 p.m. for Leake and Scott counties. 


A tornado warning has been issued until 4:30 p.m. for Rankin and Scott counties. 


(WJTV) –After Monday’s high winds and rain, another round of severe weather is possible for Tuesday.

A tornado watch has been issued until 9 p.m. for several Mississippi counties:

  • Attala
  • Claiborne
  • Copiah
  • Yazoo
  • Warren
  • Madison
  • Rankin
  • Hinds
  • Issaquena
  • Jefferson
  • Franklin
  • Leake
  • Adams

On Monday, high winds brought down power lines and trees across the Metro.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking residents to make preparations for the probability of severe storms.

 

The National Weather Service says most of the state has a high risk of seeing strong tornadoes, high winds in excess of 60 mph and quarter size hail. The timeframe is from 5 p.m. through 6 a.m.

“With this system moving in after dark it is important to have a way to get weather alerts and know exactly what you will do,” said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson. “I especially encourage those living in mobile homes to find safe places to stay tonight, such as family or friends’ homes that are more sturdy or check with you local officials to see if a shelter will be open in your area.”

MEMA also said residents should clear their yards of debris or holiday decorations as they could cause damage when picked up by high winds.

Be sure to stay connected to weather updates on WJTV.com and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Storm Team 12 Meteorologists Terran Kirksey and Ken South will also provide weather updates as they get them.

You can get tips from MEMA on their website.

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