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Severe weather continues to storm the state

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Severe storms continue to move across the Magnolia State. Tornado watches and warnings and severe thunderstorm watches and warning began to pop up in Mississippi early Monday afternoon.

The greatest concern is for damaging straight line winds. Straight line winds can knock down power poles and then cause the power to go out. You'll want to make sure to pick up any loose items in the yard if you have time.

Winds will be strong all day and will be strong enough within thunderstorms to take down tree branches and create power outages. 

Another concern is for heavy downpours, causing flash flooding conditions. 

The tornado threat will continue but it is on the low end.  

Mara Hartman, with Entergy, reports 5,886 power outages statewide, with 1200 in Lincoln, and hundreds out in Hinds and Madison. Most of the outages are believed to be storm related.

See all the alerts here: http://shout.lt/HbY5

Here are the schools dismissing early: http://shout.lt/HbKv

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