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Severe weather moving through Mississippi

Source: WLBT Source: WLBT
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Severe storms are passing through Mississippi Wednesday afternoon.

Much of central Mississippi is under a Tornado Watch until 8 pm. Tornadoes are possible through much of the area until that time. 

North Mississippi has the highest tornado threat.

Storms will die down this evening. 

Christmas Eve & Day: Get ready for two more warm and stormy days. The severe weather threat is low for both days, but rain and storms are in the forecast. Temperatures will be near a record 80. Rain is likely especially during the first half of Christmas day. 

Click here for current WATCHES and WARNINGS in our area. 

No matter when severe weather strikes, one of the best things you can have in this situation is a NOAA weather radio.

If you have a question about how to program your weather radio, click here

You can always download the WLBT First Alert Weather app for Apple or Android device. 

Download our First Alert Weather App in your app store: 
To get the app for your iPhone or iPad, follow this link,  
To get the app in the Android Market click here.

The app includes push alerts for severe weather warnings and the ability to submit weather photos and videos. 

The alerts are sent based on the device's location, using GPS. This means you don't have to select any particular county - you are simply warned if severe.

If you don't know how to get our weather alerts, click here

You can track the storm yourself by clicking on our First Alert Interactive Radar .

For up to the minute weather coverage and tips to stay safe, go to our First Alert Weather Facebook page and follow our meteorologists on Twitter so you can join in on the conversation.

WLBT First Alert Weather Team:

Dave Roberts - @DaveRobertsTV

Heather Sophia - @HeatherSophiaTV

Julia Weiden - @JuliaWeiden

Michael Haynes - @MichaelHaynes 

Barbie Bassett - @BarbieBassettTV 

Walt Grayson

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