The majority of central Mississippi feels a tremendous relief as we dodged a major bullet Tuesday morning with severe weather causing minimal damage at best. Damage reports from Carthage state some RVs were damaged and trees down along highway 19 in Attala county.
If you see damage from the storms in your neighborhood, be sure to email the WLBT / WDBD newsroom.
The Tornado Watch stays in effect for central and east/southeast MS until 8 a.m. Wind advisories will stay active for north and central MS starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 6 p.m. Highs will be in the mid 60s and winds west 10-20 mph/gusts of 30.
Everyone will likely wake up with some wet roads, and south of I-20 we'll see some areas of brief, heavy downpours. Following the stormy early morning weather, we may have extended problems along some of the river bed that are already above or at flood stage.
Showers are not expected to last beyond lunchtime on Wednesday and will stop in the eastern half of the state by then. Highs will be in the low to mid 60s, and winds shifting west 10-15 mph.
Wednesday night the skies clear out and rain is not an immediate or distant concern. Also, the cold front will create a significant drop in temperatures, down to near freezing in most areas. Mostly clear skies will also aid in bringing back a 'winter chill' to January. Winds are out of the west at 5-10 mph.
You can get your hour by hour forecast from the First Alert Weather team on the mobile app built for your iPhone or Android.
Thursday we start off with a real chill; we almost forgot this is indeed the winter season. Jack Frost will remind a few folks that he's still in style for this time of the year. Isolated patches of fog could be a brief early commute concern as we stay relatively cooler. However, temperatures will still be higher than usual. Highs will reach into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees, and the winds will push from the southwest at 10-15 mph.
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