Strong storms expected today: Hail, tornadoes, high winds possible

Published 9:45 am Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Lafayette County has been upgraded from a “slight” severe weather risk to an “enhanced” risk by the National Weather Service.

An enhanced risk is a 3 on the NWS’s severe weather risk 1 to 5 scale, with 1 being little risk and 5 being the highest risk for severe weather.

Storms are expected to start rolling in around 11 a.m.; however, the NWS is saying the worst of the storms are expected in Oxford from 3 to 7 p.m.

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The main risks are high winds, possibly 60 mph+, and large hair – up to 2 inches. There is a 13% increased risk for tornadoes.

Stay weather-aware. The Oxford Eagle will post any weather updates, watches and warnings on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages.