Nothing severe in Mississippi as of 2pm, but that will change this afternoon and evening as another disturbance arrives ahead of a cold front. Unfortunately, we're getting some breaks in the clouds allowing sunshine to warm us into the upper 70s and low 80s; bad news on a day like this because the warm, moist air will provide greater instability to fuel the storms. This combined with wind shear and the approaching disturbance is the reason we're expecting strong to severe storms to develop over the coming hours. All modes of severe weather are possible, including damaging straight line wind, large hail, and tornadoes. While most of the state is at risk for severe storms, the severe parameters will be maximized within the red shaded area; roughly north of U.S. Highway 84, and along & east of I-55.
Timing: Mid afternoon into the evening, generally between 2pm and 10pm. It won't storm constantly everywhere within that time frame; but this is the main window of opportunity for the strongest storms.
Make sure you have a NOAA Weather Radio set and ready to go, along with our WLBT First Alert Weather App. As always, we'll go live on TV and internet feed soon as a tornado warning is issued.