Severe weather possible Wednesday night, Thursday

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Severe weather remains a possibility with two rounds of storms expected on Wednesday, the second being the stronger of the two, according to the Covington County Emergency Management Agency.

The first round of possible isolated supercell storms may not materialize at all, but if it did would develop late Wednesday afternoon through the early evening hours for areas west of Andalusia. Covington County is listed as a “marginal” area to be impacted by the storms.

The higher risk for severe weather is associated with the second round of storms expected late Wednesday into Thursday morning when a squall line enters the area.

The squall line will likely enter southeast Mississippi around midnight and travel across communities west of I-65 through the overnight hours. As the squall line travels east of I-65 the environment will be less favorable for severe storms.

Storms along the squall line will be capable of producing winds up to 60 miles per hour, quarter-size hail, and brief tornadoes throughout the overnight hours. Storms will also be capable of producing very heavy rainfall and localized flash flooding is possible, especially across low-lying and urban areas. The greatest risk for flooding will be overnight into early Thursday.