More storms possible in areas hit by hail storm

By Holbrook Mohr/The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — Residents hit by the worst hail storm in Mississippi in years are bracing for another round of severe weather that could move into the state on Friday and Saturday.

David Cox is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson. He says the coming weather has the potential to produce more hail, heavy rain and possibly tornadoes. It’s still too early to know where in the state the storms will hit.

The storm Monday caused damage in 18 counties, though some that damage was downed trees.

Some places, including the Jackson metro area, were hit by baseball-sized hail that damaged hundreds of homes and even more cars.

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeff Rent says people with damage should try to secure their homes and vehicles before this weekend.