Severe weather possible

Published 12:15 am Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Severe weather may be a threat to Covington County today.

According to the National Weather Service, showers and thunderstorms are expected today and some of those storms could be severe.

A line of storms is expected to move from Mississippi early this morning.

NWS meteorologists expect the squall line to reach the I-65 corridor by late morning to noon today, but it should be gone by 3 p.m.

“The environment will be conducive for the development of strong to severe storms along the line with wind gusts of up to around 60 mph possible,” said Covington County EMA director Susan Harris. “Discrete storms may develop ahead of the main squall with isolated tornadoes possible. Any tornadoes that develop will likely be fast moving EF-0 to EF-1 tornadoes, primarily over our northern area of responsibility (i.e., along and north of Hwy. 84).

Residents are encouraged to stay abreast of the weather around them, though the severe weather is on the lower end of threats at this time, Harris said.

“Covington County needs to be on guard from noon until 3 p.m.,” she said.