Moderate storm damage in area

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com A tree lies between two houses after falling from high winds Thursday night on Thomas Street.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com
A tree lies between two houses after falling from high winds Thursday night on Thomas Street.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com A tree lies fallen on a fence in the backyard of a house on Rhenda Street.

Lauren Wood | Buy at photos.djournal.com
A tree lies fallen on a fence in the backyard of a house on Rhenda Street.

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Damage from Thursday night’s storm front was not particularly heavy in Northeast Mississippi. The highest winds were recorded near Saltillo, where gusts were clocked at 65 miles per hour.

National Weather Service forecaster Marlene Mikkelson said trees were blown down in several parts of the region, including Lee, Pontotoc and Tishomingo counties. Quarter-size hail was reported in Tupelo, and Tishomingo County authorities reported some roof damage from wind.

The strong front triggered several tornado warnings in the Mid-South due to radar-detected rotation within thunderstorms, but the Weather Service had no confirmations that any touched down.

The National Weather Service in Memphis reported the wettest spot in Northeast Mississippi was Amory, which recorded 1.65 inches of precipitation.

A house fire, possibly cause by lighting, was reported in Saltillo and a Shannon home was severely damaged by a tree falling through its roof.

Besides those two instances, Lee County Emergency officials reported the weather mostly knocked over trees and caused short power outages.