April 4, 2011 10:59:00 AM
JACKSON -- The National Weather Service says a storm system from the west was expected to bring heavy rain and high winds into Mississippi today.
Meteorologist Latrice Maxey says the storms are expected to continue across much of the state into the evening hours.
Maxey says the temperature shouldn''t drop too far after the weather leads the cold front through. She said temperatures should be in the 60s on Tuesday with lows in the 40s.
In Alabama, the National Weather Service says a strong cold front moving into the state from the west will bring a significant threat to the state beginning this afternoon. Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible, along with heavy rains.
The system is expected to move into northwest Alabama by mid-afternoon, and it won''t move out of southeast Alabama until after dark. Temperatures will be much cooler on Tuesday, with lows in the 30s by Wednesday morning.
The warm weather should be back by Thursday, returning to the 70s. The weather service says rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible.
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