Mississippi Skies: Severe weather event drops at least two twisters in the Magnolia State

Published 10:43 pm Sunday, December 10, 2023

It took a while to get to the fall storm season, but we’re making up for it pretty quickly. After watching the potential for bad weather for several days, the system certainly performed up to expectations with tornado and severe storm warnings across the state.

Surveys from the National Weather Service found at least two tornadoes struck Mississippi.

The first twister was an EF0 with 70 mile per hour winds. It began near Braxton and traveled east 14 miles along the Simpson – Rankin County line.

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The second tornado was an EF-0 with winds of 75 miles per hour. It touched down in Smith County and traveled east about 3.7 miles.

Our weather is much calmer for the next several days. We’ll have plenty of sunshine with seasonable temperatures most of the week.

North Mississippi

Fog early. Sunny with a high of 55. Monday night, clear with a low of 31.

Central Mississippi

Sunny with a high of 55. Frost overnight with a low of 30.

South Mississippi

Sunny with a high of 57. Frost overnight with a low of 32.

Gulf Coast

Sunny with a high of 58. Monday night, increasing clouds with a low of 36.