Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Jackson, MS
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Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Jackson MS
535 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017
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This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of southeast
Arkansas, northeast Louisiana, central Mississippi, north central
Mississippi, and south central Mississippi.
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight
A tightening pressure gradient will increase southerly winds by
Noon today, with sustained winds of 20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph
or greater at times especially during the afternoon.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday
Strong and gusty winds will again develop across the area during
the day Saturday, with the strongest winds expected through
northeast Louisiana, far southeast Arkansas, and the Delta region
of Mississippi where gusts up to 40 mph will be possible.
A line of thunderstorms bringing torrential rainfall and possible
severe weather is expected to move through the region late
Saturday evening through Sunday evening. Areas of flooding are
likely due to the potential for rainfall of 2 to 3 inches over a
relatively short period of time. Hail, damaging wind gusts, and a
few tornadoes will also be possible with the thunderstorms.
.SPOTTER CALL TO ACTION STATEMENT...
The activation of storm spotters, HAM radio operators, and
emergency management personnel in support of severe weather
operations may be needed for portions of the region Saturday
through Sunday night.
Extreme...Sustained winds 50 mph or greater or wind gusts 65 mph
Significant...Sustained winds 40-49 mph or wind gusts 58-64 mph.
Elevated...Sustained winds 30-39 mph or wind gusts 45-57 mph.
Limited...Sustained winds 20-29 mph or wind gusts 30 to 44 mph.
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