NEMS under severe weather watch, flash flood warning

By Daily Journal staff

A line of strong thunderstorms is moving across the region.

The storm has winds of at least 40 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

At 9:45 a.m., it was three miles north of Cambridge and stretched 11 miles wester of Sumner. It’s moving east at 20 mph.

The storm is producing very heavy rain along with continuous cloud-to-ground lightning.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for the following counties:

• Calhoun
• Chickasaw
• Lafayette
• Lee
• Panola
• Pontotoc
• Tallahatchie
• Union
• Yalobusha

Flash flood warning for Tupelo

Lee County currently is under a flash flood warning until 2 p.m.

At 11 a.m., Doppler radar estimates 1 to 3 inches of rain have fallen in the past three hours. Showers and thunderstorms will produce an additional inch of rain.

Remember, most flood deaths happen in vehicles. Don’t drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway.

To report flash flooding, call (800) 432-0875.

This afternoon’s forecast

Forecast from the National Weather Service for Tupelo:

Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. High near 89. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

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