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A rather strong line of thunderstorms is moving through Mississippi and Louisiana right now, and the SPC has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch as a result. The main threat with this line of storms will be strong winds (with wind gusts of 75+ MPH possible), although some large hail and maybe an isolated tornado can't be ruled out.
Here is the line as of 136PM CST:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch -- #50 -- Expires 900PM CST -- Mississippi & Parts of AL and LA
(2-24-2011) Liveblog 1 -- Tornado outbreak in mid-south
(2-24-2011) Liveblog 2 -- Tornado outbreak in mid-south
(2-25-2011) Summary of damages due to 2-24 tornado outbreak
(2-27-2011) Information on impending severe weather/tornado outbreak
(2-27-2011) Liveblog 3 -- Severe weather outbreak in mid-west & mid-south
(2-27-2011) Liveblog 4 -- Severe weather outbreak in mid-west & mid-south
(2-27-2011) Liveblog 5 -- Severe weather outbreak in mid-west & mid-south
(2-27-2011) Liveblog 6 -- Severe weather outbreak in mid-west & mid-south
(2-28-2011) Liveblog 7 -- Severe weather outbreak continues in southeast
(2-28-2011) Liveblog 8 -- Severe weather enters major SE cities
(2-28-2011) Liveblog 9 -- Severe storms advance deeper into SE
(3-4-2011) Liveblog 10 -- Bow echo brings severe weather to STL area
(3-5-2011) Liveblog 11 -- Tornado threat for N. Gulf Coast
(3-5-2011) Liveblog 12 -- Tornado threat moves towards Mobile, AL area
(3-9-2011) Tornadoes hit Mobile, AL area and cause major damage
(3-14-2011) Liveblog 13 -- Line of severe storms threatens MS and AL
UPDATE 1 (145PM CST)
Here's one of the storms moving into Jackson, MS right now:
The NWS warning associated with these two storms say that 70+ MPH winds are possible.
UPDATE 2 (206PM CST)
My apologies for messing up the time conversions. I'm back in Eastern Time at home for spring break, so I might screw up occasionally with the times.
There are two tornado warnings in effect for counties in Central Mississippi right now. Here's the radar, with the red polygons indicating the tornado warnings:
Here's the velocity image for the one near Jackson, MS. Red is wind moving toward the radar, green is wind moving away from the radar. That little hook you see in the image southwest of Brandon is where the radar indicates rotation in the thunderstorms, meaning that a tornado can form or already has formed.