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Thunderstorms possible this afternoon, evening

A line of storms currently moving through South Mississippi could bring rain and the potential for severe weather to Butler County later today.

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, a slight risk for severe thunderstorm development continues over most locations in southeast Mississippi and portions of Southwest Alabama.

A marginal risk for severe thunderstorm development has been extended eastward to include Butler County.

According to Butler County Emergency Management Director Kris Ware, the primary threat for our area could be wind gusts from any thunderstorms that develop.

Ware said the heavy rains that are currently happening in Louisiana and Mississippi should diminish by the time they reach Butler County.

Rain and storms are expected to reach Butler County this afternoon and continue into the evening hours.

Rain and thunderstorms are also possible for most of Friday and the weekend.