Local schools close early today in advance of severe weather threat

Local schools close early today in advance of severe weather threat

Local schools close early today in advance of severe weather threat

Two rounds of severe weather are possible in Middle Georgia Monday.

The storms are expected to be in the Decatur and Huntsville area between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., emergency officials said. All modes of severe weather will be possible.

A severe weather risk has developed for early Monday morning across South Mississippi as storms that developed in Texas move across Louisiana, and into South Mississippi.

After a nice weekend across the Mid-South, we are tracking the potential for strong to severe storms to impact the region on our Monday. Heavy rainfall that can occur in the stronger storms could worsen the issue. We will continue to update the forecast through tomorrow afternoon ahead of the severe weather threat.

A cold front poses a "marginal" risk, according to the National Weather Service.

Parker County residents have the opportunity to take part in a training session next week to prepare them for severe weather events. That said, meteorologists expect the atmosphere to heat up and become unstable through the afternoon hours from Texas to MS creating conditions for storms to develop. Temperatures will be cooler in the 60s on Monday and Tuesday with northerly winds.

These isolated storms can also produce hail, so be vigilant and be careful.

"According to the NWS, these are the most ripe conditions we've seen this year for severe storms", said MEMA Executive Director Lee Smithson.

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