Are Oklahoma's Deadly Storms Targeting Us??? - - Jackson, MS

Are Oklahoma's Deadly Storms Targeting Us???

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The tropical air in place could provide the perfect fuel for storms by late this afternoon and during the overnight period. Storms continue to be a concern during the overnight period after reaching a high of 91 for today.

Lake Wind advisories have been issued for several counties today. Winds are expected to move steadily at 10-15 mph. However during the afternoon hours, don't be surprised to see occasional gusts up to 35 mph. This is due to the same system that injured dozens and as of the morning count has killed at least 8 others in Oklahoma.

We don't expect a direct hit of that storm. We will see some shower from the 'outer' fringes of the same system. The front will push through our area, thus increasing our chances of a few strong storms that could possibly turn severe.

River levels continue to fall around the state as well.  The latest readings along the Mississippi River indicate in Greenville the 4am level was 61.05ft, in Vicksburg 55.70ft and in Natchez 60.72 ft. The Yazoo River, affected by the backwater of the Mississippi River, is also falling. The latest readings along the Yazoo in Belzoni is 30.4 feet and 37.94 in Yazoo City; both site are continuing to report a slow fall.

Storms are likely to hit us overnight and possibly for Thursday. We'll then see a quickly clearing out for the weekend with mainly sunny skies Friday through Sunday. Temps will climb back to the 90s during the weekend as well.

Stay tuned to WLBT and we'll keep you updated on the latest for possible storms overnight. We'll also continue to update you on the latest river levels along the MS and Yazoo rivers on WLBT.COM, twitter, Facebook and a special news crawl along the bottom of the screen.

Have you gotten a Midland Weather Radio yet? If not, NOW is the time to do it. Be prepared for the next storm!

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