Special Weather Statement
Statement as of 5:04 PM CST on December 31, 2010
....Thunderstorms...a few possibly severe...will push across the
mid state tonight...
...Heavy rainfall is likely...
Early this evening...showers and thunderstorms were rapidly
developing across northern parts of Mississippi and Alabama...
and moving north northeastward at 45 mph. Meanwhile...a squall
line...was near the Mississippi River and pushing east at 15 mph.
As thunderstorms move into the mid state tonight...a few could
become severe... and anyone planning to celebrate the incoming
New Year will want to keep a check on the weather conditions...in
the event that any severe weather watches or warnings are issued.
The main threat from storms tonight will be damaging straight line
winds. However...a few isolated tornadoes are also possible...especially
over western parts of the mid state...generally between Interstate
65 and the Tennessee River.
The showers storms will also produce heavy downpours...and those
celebrating the New Year...and planning to be out on the
Highway...should expect to encounter areas of standing water...
and localized minor flooding...especially in metropolitan areas
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