First Alert Forecast: Strong storms expected for the start to this week. A First Alert Weather Day is in place for late Monday into Tuesday as a line of strong storms will impact much of central and southwest Mississippi. Tonight, the weather will be quiet, but clouds will continue to build in and temperatures will stay mild. Expect lows in the upper 50s, with winds picking up as a storm system moves in for the start of the week.

Monday will be a First Alert Weather Day with the chance for severe storms increasing throughout the afternoon and overnight hours. An enhanced risk is in place for areas mainly west of I-55, while the rest of central Mississippi is under a slight risk. Damaging winds, heavy downpours, and tornadoes are all possible threats. The storm threat will last through early Tuesday morning before the weather begins to calm down for the rest of the week.

Prepare for the potential tornado risk in parts of Mississippi, as highlighted by the Storm Prediction Center. A “hatched” area signifies a 10 percent probability of an EF2 to EF5 tornado within 25 miles. Make sure to have multiple ways to receive alerts and stay updated on the latest weather developments. The entire state is under some risk for severe storms, with winds up to 70 miles per hour and hail being possible.

Plan your day accordingly, as storms are expected at different times across the state. Stay safe and be prepared for any severe weather that may come your way.

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