- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of South Mississippi until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

In addition to the southernmost counties of Harrison, Jackson and Hancock, the watch includes George, Greene, Pearl River, Perry and Stone counties.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect for coastal Mississippi until 7 p.m.

Forecasters say isolated strong to locally severe thunderstorms are expected. The main threats from these storms are lightning, strong and possibly damaging winds, hail and brief tornadoes.

Wednesday’s forecast calls for an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible.



The rainfall is expected to continue into Wednesday night and Thursday.

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