Lafayette County under Moderate Risk of Severe Weather for Wednesday

Published 11:17 am Tuesday, March 29, 2022

A cold front will bring in severe thunderstorms on Wednesday afternoon and evening. Damaging wind, heavy rain with flash flooding and a few tornadoes will be possible. The best estimate for the timing of the worst severe weather for Lafayette County is between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Heavy rainfall is a possibility with predictions averaging from 1 to 2 inches of precipitation. Lafayette County and other north Mississippi areas are at a marginal risk for excessive rainfall with localized flooding primarily in areas that experience rapid runoff with heavy rainfall.

A Wind Advisory is in effect on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Strong winds sustained around 25 miles per hour with possible wind gusts up to 50 mph.

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According to the National Weather Service, the storm mode looks to be more linear which means a line of storms with embedded quick spin-up tornadoes are possible along with the possibility of a stronger tornado.