Severe weather expected Friday - - Jackson, MS

Severe weather expected Friday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Severe weather is possible for most of the state Friday. Storms will break out along the Mississippi River early Friday morning and shift to the east throughout the afternoon hours.

With moisture streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico and an unstable atmosphere, the environment will be ripe for significant severe storms.

A band of scattered strong storms will move closer to the delta counties roughly from 5am-11am. Storms will progress to counties along the Natchez Trace Parkway from 11am-4pm. Areas closer to I-59 corridor will notice the strong storms after 4pm.

Not all areas will experience the severe weather. However, areas that do will have the potential to have dangerous storms including strong tornadoes, hail larger than golf balls and damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph.

The areas more likely to see this type of weather are counties east of I-55 and north of I-20, or the northeastern quarter of the state.

Please have your weather radio on throughout the duration of these storms and stay tuned to WLBT for the latest changes to your forecast.

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