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Severe Weather Threat Moved Up to "Moderate" Risk for Saturday

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Chris Davis

JACKSON, Miss.–The severe weather threat for the weekend has been moved up a notch to a “moderate” risk for the state. That means even more potential is there for strong to severe thunderstorms Saturday afternoon.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Jared Allen told News Mississippi that even though rain may start friday, you can expect to start seeing strong to severe storms move across the Mississippi River about mid-afternoon Saturday.

“The main risk looks to be strong damaging straight-line winds potentially 60 to 70 mph in some of the strong bowing segments that could occur and also the sheer in the winds look pretty strong to potentially support tornadoes in the these lines,” said Allen.

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Allen said the main threat is along the Mississippi River, from Natchez to Memphis and counties immediately east of there, but that could extend further into the state, too.

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