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Update: Tornado watch issued for coastal areas

Severe weather threat for Wednesday, from least amount of threat in green to greatest threat in red.
Severe weather threat for Wednesday, from least amount of threat in green to greatest threat in red.

Spring showers are bringing the third threat of severe weather in less than a week to the Mississippi Coast.

Damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes are again possible Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service in Slidell warns.

Indeed, a tornado watch was issued from 7 a.m. to Noon in the coastal areas of South Mississippi as well as Harrison County, Jackson County and George County on Wednesday morning.

The storm front is expected to reach the Coast after 10 p.m. and continue through the early morning.

Widespread rainfall amounts are expected to be less than an inch, but there could be more in some areas.

A cold front behind the storms is predicted to lower temperatures through the rest of the week. Wednesday and Thursday nights should be the coolest with lows about 50. High temperatures should stay in the 70s through the weekend.

The weather service also has issued a small-craft advisory through Thursday morning.

Lauren Walck: 228-896-2393, @laurenwalck

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