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Update: Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Harrison, Hancock

SUN HERALD

Rain pours down in South Mississippi, making driving difficult. A strong line of thunderstorms is moving through South Mississippi, bringing hail and strong winds. The area also is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. Monday.
Rain pours down in South Mississippi, making driving difficult. A strong line of thunderstorms is moving through South Mississippi, bringing hail and strong winds. The area also is under a tornado watch until 6 p.m. Monday. jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com

The National Weather Service is tracking a severe thunderstorm along a line extending from 11 miles east of Poplarville to near Pearlington, moving east at 50 mph.

Dime-sized hail and winds in excess of 30 mph are accompanying the storm, which is affecting Harrison and Hancock counties.

Residents are advised to take shelter.

Also a tornado watch remains in effect for most of the state until 6 p.m.

At 9:30 a.m., this watch was issued for 45 of the state's 82 counties, including Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, George, Stone and Pearl River counties.

The watch is part of a storm system moving through Louisiana and Mississippi, bringing thunderstorms into the area. South Mississippi has a 90 percent chance of rain, easing off tonight.

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