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Possible tornado hits Miss., no injuries reported

PURVIS — Authorities say a possible tornado associated with Tropical Storm Lee damaged trees in Mississippi's Lamar County, but there were no reports of injuries or structural damage.

Lynn Burse, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says the possible twister hit about 8:05 a.m. Sunday. She says crews will go to the site to verify if it was a tornado.

Burse said drier air pivoting behind the system could increase the risk for tornados.

Kevin Martin, who works in operations for the Lamar County Emergency Management Agency, says a witness reported that a funnel cloud "hit the top of the trees and then went back up."

A tornado watch early Sunday extended from east-central Louisiana through much of south Mississippi, generally south of the Interstate 20 corridor.

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