Severe weather to impact central MS this weekend

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(AP) A region that includes parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee will be at heightened risk of severe weather Saturday, the national Storm Prediction Center reported Friday. The area includes 2.5 million people, including the Memphis, Tennessee metropolitan area.

The storms will be fast-moving, racing to the northeast at 50 to 60 mph (80 to 97 kph), said Bill Bunting, chief of forecast operations at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

“It means you have to take action when warnings are issued and not wait until you see the threat visually,” he said. “If you wait until you see an approaching tornado with damaging winds, it’s going to be at your location within seconds.”

The storm system is predicted to impact central Mississippi from mid morning through early evening Saturday.

Attala County and many of the counties in the Breezy New coverage area in the path with the greatest threat for severe weather.

Residents in the path of the storms should have an emergency plan and being gathering all essential supplies that might be useful in the event of a severe weather outbreak (flashlights, batteries, bottled water, etc.).

Continue to monitor Breezy 101 and Breezynews.com for updates.

 

 

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