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South Mississippi under thunderstorm watch

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the three coastal counties and Pearl River County.

The watch is in effect until 8 p.m.

Meteorologists at the NWS said the chance for severe weather is slight, but if there are heavy thunderstorms, they could produce large hail, gusty winds and brief periods of heavy rainfall. updates this story as more details become available.