Rough weather expected

Published 11:43 am Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The skies look ominous in Lafayette County today as a weather system rolls through, but the main threat will likely be high winds.

John Moore, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, said the Lafayette County area can expect a line of thunderstorms to arrive later this evening.

“Your main threat in Lafayette County will be damaging winds with an isolated threat of a tornado,” he said. “Around 6 p.m. it will move through the area.”

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Moore said there will not be significant amounts of rain with this system and will bring in maybe an inch of water.

He also said the larger threat of tornadic activity will be to the northeast of the county and another area to the southeast.

Lafayette County Emergency Management Agency Director David Shaw said he is keeping abreast of the weather situation and encourages residents to be prepared.

“It looks like we’re going to see some severe weather but the main threat has moved slightly to the east,” he said. “The main message is for us to be prepared for severe weather. We’ll certainly have some high winds, thunderstorms and there is a chance of tornadoes but it isn’t as quite as high of a chance as it was yesterday. We just need to be informed and aware of what the weather is doing today and to have a plan.”