‘All hazards are on the table’ as severe weather targets MS Coast. What to expect

National Weather Service

Dangerous storms will move across South Mississippi Tuesday night, but the Coast will start feeling affects earlier in the afternoon before the downpour comes, meteorologists say.

Here’s everything you need to know about the severer weather threat in our area.

Strong winds could create power outages

Winds will start picking up in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties and in the New Orleans area as early as Tuesday afternoon and will get stronger into the night, the National Weather Service said. A high wind warning is in effect.

Wind gusts up to 55 mph are possible in some areas, the NWS said.

Weather Channel meteorologist Scot Pilie’ said the winds that arrive before the storm system “could cause power outages” or sporadic damages in southeast Louisiana.

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Tornadoes, hail, coastal flooding possible

“All hazards are on the table” as the system moves through the Gulf Coast region Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Pilie’ said.

In addition to tropical storm force-winds, the storm system could bring large hail, EF-2 tornadoes and coastal flooding during high tide, the NWS said. A flood advisory is in effect on the Mississippi Coast until 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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When will the weather be worst in Biloxi area?

The worst of the weather will move through the Coast, including the cities of Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Moss Point, between 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. Wednesday, the NWS said.

The NWS advises residents to enable weather alerts from local media to keep updated on severe weather threats. You can sign up for Sun Herald’s breaking news e-mails and app alerts for your phone at sunherald.com. You can also follow NWS New Orleans on Twitter for updates.