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Storm Damage Thursday Morning in Mississippi

Severe thunderstorms have been moving through Mississippi, producing damage in parts of the state. Residents quickly rushed for cover as a radar indicated tornado moved through the area. WeatherNation is live in Mississippi with updates on-air and online.

Magee, Mississippi Tornado Damage

LIVE: A radar confirmed tornado early morning in the Magee, Mississippi area causing structural damage and toppling treesStay with WeatherNation for the latest updates: bit.ly/LiveWeather

Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, January 19, 2017

Several Tornado Warnings were issued ahead of the storm highlighting the damage threat. The first was issued before 8 a.m. for Smith and Simpson Counties.

The first area to report damage was near Magee, MS. Trees were downed and some structures were damaged. The National Weather Service will survey the area to see if a tornado touched down or if the damage was from wind.

The storms continued to move to the north and east, producing damage east of Magee in Cohay and Wesson. Additional trees and power lines were downed, along with damage to houses and barns.

Additional severe storms are possible along the Gulf Coast today. Tornadoes and strong winds are possible.

Severe thunderstorms will likely increase this afternoon ahead of a cold front. Coastal sections of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle have the highest threat.

The severe weather risk continues on Friday as the front remains stalled across the area with another low rippling along the boundary after sunset.

On Saturday, severe weather chances expand across the Deep South. Severe storms are also possible on Sunday southward into Florida and east into South Carolina.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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