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Cold Front Expected to Bring Much-Needed Rain; Could Produce Hail, Tornadoes

By Alyssa Schnugg

News editor


Oxford has a slight chance of severe weather later today as a cold front moves into the area.

According to the National Weather Service, storms are expected to roll in after 3 p.m. and continue into the evening.

A “slight” chance of severe weather is a 2 on the NWS’s severe weather 0-5 rating system with 0 being just rain and thunder and a 5 is a high risk for severe weather.

Oxford and Lafayette County could receive some severe thunderstorms that could produce hail and a possible isolated tornado.

The best chance for tornado activity will be later in the evening, according to the NWS.

The area could receive up to 1 inch of much-needed rain with the storms.

After the clouds clear overnight, Thursday will be sunny with a high of 72 degrees that will drop to 47 degrees overnight.

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