Rains bring at least 4 tornadoes, break dry spell

Mississippi State NewsJACKSON (AP) — At least four small tornadoes were part of a rainy system that moved across Mississippi Friday night and Saturday morning.

Officials reported tornadoes in Adams, Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Buildings were damaged in the Adams, Rankin and Smith county twisters.

Weather Service officials say they know of no injuries from any of the storms.

The weather system was accompanied by heavy rains in some parts of the state. Forecasters say an area northeast of Jackson was deluged after midnight Saturday, including a report of more than 6 inches at Goshen Springs in eastern Rankin County.

Forecasters in Memphis, Tenn., say about 4 inches of rain fell around Sardis and Batesville, the highest totals in northern Mississippi.