Local Area Facing Level 3 Severe Weather Threat Today


The threat of severe weather today continues.  The National Weather Service has placed a large part of Mississippi– including this area–  under a Level 3 “enhanced risk” of severe storms.  Damaging wind gusts and tornadoes will be possible as storms tracking across the state intensify.  There’s a possibility of a strong tornado (EF-2 or EF-3).  A wind advisory is also in effect with gusts of 40 to 50 miles an hour possible even before the storms arrive.  In Lowndes County last night, winds knocked a tree down onto a mobile home at New Hope, splitting it in half.  The people living there were not hurt.