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Crossroads area wet, but unscathed
by Zack Steen
Apr 28, 2014 | 111 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Crossroads area escaped more less unharmed after several strong storm systems moved through the area Sunday and Monday.

The same storm system produced a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through Little Rock on Sunday, killing at least 16 people in Arkansas and one in Oklahoma.

On Monday afternoon, a large tornado causing major damage touched down in north Tupelo.

Alcorn County and Corinth city schools were released early as a tornado watch was issued for Alcorn County, however the destructive storms brought only heavy rain, high wind and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightening.

“A slight risk for severe weather is expected for portions of Northeast Mississippi today,” said National Weather Service. “The main threats will be large hail and damaging winds.”

According to the NWS, brief periods of heavy rainfall will also remain possible today and a flash flood watch remains in effect for Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi and Hardeman, Hardin and McNairy counties in Tennessee until 7 p.m.

“Once these systems move out of North Mississippi late Tuesday, they would have produced anywhere between five to eight inches of rainfall with higher amounts locally,” added NWS.

Chances of rainfall will decrease tonight with less than a 20 percent chance.

On Wednesday, expect partly cloudy skies with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

The area should experience mostly cloudy to partly sunny skies and normal temperatures through the end of the week, with sunshine becoming a major weather player as the area heads into a busy weekend.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)
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