EMA director: Severe storms possible tomorrow

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 24, 2017

Heads up Covington County.

Covington County Emergency Management Director Susan Harris said that showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage throughout the day Saturday ahead of an approaching storm system and cold front.

“A few of these storms will be capable of becoming severe Saturday, and it appears that the primary severe weather threat will be damaging wind gusts,” she said.

Harris said that storms should initially develop across southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama — generally west of Interstate 65 – Saturday morning before activity spreads eastward across the rest of the area on Saturday afternoon and evening.

“The most favorable window for severe weather looks to be late Saturday morning into Saturday afternoon, with the severe threat diminishing Saturday evening,” she said.

Forecasters say there could be hail combined with wind in some of these projected storms.

Outdoor events are expected to be impacted by rain.

Looking ahead, forecasters say that Monday could provide a shot at stronger storms and then there could be another round later in the week.

Saturday’s high is expected to be around 77 with a low of 60. Sunday the high should be around 81, with a low of 60. Monday the high will increase to 83.