Residents in south Mississippi are being asked to keep an eye on the potential for severe weather and flooding beginning on Wednesday and lasting into the weekend.

According to the National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “rain and thunderstorms will be especially heavy and widespread Wednesday as an upper level disturbance approaches from the west.”

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue to be a problem Tuesday and Wednesday in central and south Mississippi, with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes possible.

The NWS and NOAA are also predicting a potential 3-4 inches of rain during the week.

“We’ll continue to monitor the system and be prepared to respond should our customers need us,” Systems Analyst Jason Plummer said.

Mississippi Power customers can sign up to receive text, email or voicemail notifications about a power outage, including the estimated restoration time and when service has been restored.

Customers can also report an outage online and view the company’s online outage map, all by visiting mississippipower.com.

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