Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for our area until 9 p.m. this evening.

Make sure you stay weather aware on Friday!

The risk for severe weather increases on Friday as a complex of thunderstorms moves through the area. There is a Slight Risk (threat level 2 of 5) for severe weather for our entire area. Damaging wind gusts over 60 mph, hail, heavy rain, and lightning will all be possible. The tornado threat is very low, but not zero. A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH has also been issued for Amite, Pike and Wilkinson counties until 3pm today.

As of Thursday evening, model guidance shows that Friday’s storms will likely move through (from north to south) between 3PM and 8 PM – give or take an hour or so. Thankfully, the severe weather threat will come to an end after that.

Scattered storms will likely still be around into Saturday, as well. Again, some storms may be strong and produce gusty winds, lightning, small hail, and downpours.

Even with storms in the forecast, it will still be very hot and humid. High temperatures will be in the mid 90s, but it will feel like the 100s. Stay cool, hydrated, and avoid strenuous activities outdoors!

You can always check out the Interactive Radar here.

For the latest forecast information, check out our weather page!

Remember that you can download our weather app. It’s available to download now in the App Store and Google Play. Just search for “BR Proud Weather”.