The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:
- Wind gusts up to 60 mph which could down trees and power lines and/or cause structural damage
- Isolated tornadoes
In addition to the severe weather threat, rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is expected, but locally higher amounts will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall could lead to ponding of water in low lying areas and areas of poor drainage.
There are Slight Risk areas from eastern Amite County and St. Helena Parish in Louisiana through the northshore and across Pearl River County and the northern parts of Hancock and Harrison Counties are now included in the slight risk area.
Harrison County Emergency Management has High confidence that thunderstorms will develop. Low confidence that storms will become severe and that rainfall will be excessive.
The graphics highlight today’s severe weather threat areas and the expected rainfall amounts through 6am Thursday. Please relay any reports of severe weather or flash flooding to Harrison County Emergency Management at 228-865-4002.