Risk of Severe Weather in Mississippi, Alabama

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Jackson, Miss. The National Weather Service says there's a risk of severe weather in Mississippi and Alabama later Thursday.

Parts of central and north Mississippi were under a wind advisory from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday.

A storm system moving into Mississippi from the east will bring a threat of strong storms and high winds beginning Thursday afternoon.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says damaging wind gusts, quarter sized hail and tornadoes could threaten the entire state.

The storm system moving into Alabama from Mississippi will mean a threat of strong storms beginning in central Alabama starting around nightfall. The National Weather Service says chances are greatest northwest of a line extending roughly from Selma to Anniston.

The National Weather Service says there's a low risk for tornadoes, flooding and hail, but there's a moderate chance for damaging winds. A wind advisory will be in effect from noon Thursday until midnight across most of the state. Forecasters project sustained winds of 20-25 mph, with the possibility of gusts up to 35 mph.

Forecasters say chances for severe weather are lower in the Tennessee Valley and across south Alabama.

Newscenter 11 meteorologists say expect the WTOK viewing area to get a line of strong to severe storms with a slight chance of weak tornadoes (EF0, EF1) to be embedded within this line of storms.

Click the link to read Thursday morning's weather discussion.