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Severe weather threatens Miss-Lou this afternoon

NATCHEZ — Damaging wind gusts, golf ball size hail and a slight threat of tornadoes are forecast for the Miss-Lou in the late afternoon hours today.

Anna Weber, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said severe weather is expected to impact the region between 4 p.m. today and 3 a.m. Saturday.

“We are going to see some storms forming again as temperatures warm up again,” Weber said, adding Natchez recorded 3.5 inches of rain Thursday night. “With it, we can probably expect damaging winds and wind gusts up to 75 mph, as well as hail up to golf ball size.

“We can’t really rule out a tornado, though that risk is limited.”

Another one to two inches of rainfall, Weber said, is expected this afternoon, leading to the potential of flooding.