Possible flooding, strong storms and tornadoes possible through Saturday


Photo Courtesy of the National Weather Service in Jackson

It’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and that could become more fitting as the week winds down.

According to the National Weather Service in Jackson, Sunflower County is among several in the Delta region that is under a “significant threat” for flash flooding and sever storms and possible tornadoes.

From today through Saturday evening, the National Weather Service says Sunflower County could receive two to four additional inches of rain, with locally heavier amounts expected on saturated soils.

This could result in flooding of structures and could lead to temporary road closures.

Also, there is a marginal risk for severe storms in the area on Friday that could last through the evening, bringing the potential for isolated severe storms and damaging wind gusts.

Tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

That risk becomes more “enhanced” on Saturday around noon and could last through the night.

This could bring severe storms, damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, large hail and strong tornadoes.



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