FIRST ALERT: The threat continues
MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) -
UPDATE 10:30 PM: The storms have been pushing through our area as they continue to move into our Western Alabama counties. We have seen Strong winds of up to 70 mph or greater, Large hail ranging from quarter-sized to racquetball sized, as well as rainfall totals ranging from 2-5 inches.
We will continue seeing storms linger for the rest of the evening with the threat diminishing overnight.
We are tracking another round of severe weather that will be pushing into our area this afternoon as we have been upgraded to a moderate risk zone (level 4/5).
Severe thunderstorms are likely during the afternoon and evening, particularly for areas along and south of the Interstate 20 corridor. Large hail may reach 2 inches in diameter, or approximately the size of eggs, in this area. Damaging wind gusts to 70 mph and tornadoes; a few of which may be strong will also be possible. North of the I-20 corridor to near highway 82, the severe storm risk diminishes quickly but there will remain a risk for hail up to quarter size, damaging wind gusts, and a tornado or two can’t be ruled out.
Storms should begin to weaken in the evening, with only lingering showers and a few rumbles of thunder after midnight.
Make sure you have ways of staying updated as confidence continues to show multiple rounds of severe weather occurring tonight, especially in the enhanced and moderate-risk areas.
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