Thunderstorm Warning for Covington County MS and 5 More

JACKSON, MS (1015 PM CDT SAT APR 13 2019) — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Jasper County in east central Mississippi Northern Forrest County in southeastern Mississippi Eastern Smith County in central Mississippi Eastern Covington County in southeastern Mississippi Northern Lamar County in southeastern Mississippi Jones County in southeastern Mississippi until 1115 PM CDT. At 1015 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 7 miles northwest of Turnerville to 7 miles northwest of Ellisville to near Sumrall, moving east at 20 mph. HAZARD: 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees. Locations impacted include Hattiesburg, Laurel, Petal, Ellisville, West Hattiesburg, Stringer, Bay Springs, Sumrall, Sandersville, Heidelberg, Paulding, Moss, Rose Hill, Orange, Stafford Springs, Sanford, Tuckers Crossing, Garlandville, Rawls Springs and Turnerville. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.

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