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Storms to move through Miss-Lou

Published 12:12am Friday, May 10, 2013

NATCHEZ — Sporadic storms are expected to continue throughout the day as severe weather moves through the area, and Wilkinson County is under a flash flood watch.

The National Weather Service predicted Thursday that during the early morning hours a line of complex thunderstorms would move through an area that included Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes and Adams, Franklin and Jefferson counties.

The storms were expected to bring with them winds with gusts of 60 to 70 miles per hour and the possibility of tornados with 2 to 3 inches of locally heavy rain.

In other areas, gusts of 50 to 60 miles per hour were expected, with the most severe weather moving out of the area around 4 a.m.

The NWS is predicting that thunderstorms will continue today as a cold front moves into the area.

Storms are predicted to end Saturday night.

“It should be cleared out enough for morning work and school traffic, but we are looking at a good chance for some good thunder boomers and strong rain through the weekend,” Adams County Emergency Management Director Stan Owens said. “Sunday should be nice.”

According to the NWS, Wilkinson County is on a flash flood watch because recent rainfalls have left the soils in the area saturated and area rivers are running high, making the area more prone to flash flooding.