Tornadoes Hit North MS, One Dead


A tornado which hit Pontotoc County early Saturday has left one person dead and four others injured.  And there’s been damage across Mississippi, some of it at the Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo.   The National Weather Service confirmed several tornadoes as they moved through the northern part of the state after wreaking havoc in Arkansas.  MEMA reports 20 homes damaged in DeSoto County and four homes, two businesses and a church damaged in Lee County.  There was also damage in Tishomingo County.

Across central Mississippi overnight, a few severe thunderstorms developed but no damage has been reported.

In the wake of the storms, low humidity and gusty winds will create a risk for wildfires.   And rain will return to Mississippi on Sunday with flash flooding possible in this part of the state.