Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Weather Alert: Possible Tornadoes for North Mississippi

Photo: National Weather Service in Memphis, Tennessee
Photo: National Weather Service in Memphis, Tennessee

The U.S. National Weather Service in Memphis is reporting a possibility of a strong tornado or two across North and Northeast Mississippi today starting around noon.

“This threat is contingent upon several meteorological variables coming together and is therefore, still somewhat uncertain,” said the National Weather Service  on its Facebook post. “We just wanted to make sure that we are conveying that possibility to you.”

According to the weather service, the main threats are still damaging winds, heavy rainfall, hail and flooding.

An enhanced threat is reportedly over Northern Mississippi areas from Oxford to the Alabama line. An enhanced threat cautions for numerous severe storms to be persistent, widespread and intense. Using Oxford as the center point, areas from Oxford to the Arkansas line are in a slight threat. A slight threat cautions for scattered severe storms, which are short-lived and/or not widespread or isolated intense storms.

Prepare to take caution this afternoon. Remember to stay away from windows and doors, go to the lowest level of your home, seek stable shelter if you are in a mobile home, never try to drive during tornado weather and use your arms to protect your head or neck.

Please see the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s page for a full list of cautions to take when in your home, a mobile home, school, a car or outdoors during tornado weather.

Emily Newton is a staff reporter for and the editor of Experience Oxford magazine. She can be reached at

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