Early sprinkles turn to strong storms Thursday night - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Severe storms move in Thursday night

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Strong thunderstorms and heavy rain are moving into central Mississippi Thursday evening. The storms are moving east and should be east of the Interstate 55 corridor by 10 p.m. Thursday. Areas south of I-20 will have the greatest risk seeing hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Follow the rain on the Interactive Radar to see when the storms will hit your neighborhood and how your afternoon commute will look as you head home.

There's a chance of some flash flooding in low lying areas. Additionally the rivers that are already elevated are likely to stay under the current River Flood Warnings. Expect a high of 63 degrees and a solid 90% chance of showers, winds SE 10-20 mph.

Thursday night is when we expect the strongest of the storms to really hit, initially in the form of heavy showers. During the late evening hours we are likely to see a strong line of storms that may turn severe. Overnight temperatures will drop into the upper 40s and winds pushing out of the south at 10-15 mph.

The one tool you need to have as the severe weather moves in Thursday night is the First Alert Weather App on your Android or iPhone. Download our free app and use the radar to track the storms moving across the metro and surrounding areas.

For the end of the work week we'll still have a chance of rain in the early morning hours, and the strongest of the lingering showers will be in the eastern portions of central Mississippi. Highs are expected to reach into the upper 60s for Friday and we'll maintain a 60% chance of rain. Most of the day we'll have cloudy skies, and winds will push NW 10-15 mph.

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