Severe weather announcement

July 30, 2009

The National Weather Service has issued a thunderstorm watch for Oktibbeha County until 9 p.m. tonight, meaning conditions are favorable for potentially severe weather. At approximately 5 p.m., radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms about 35 miles south and southwest of Starkville moving toward the area, with reports of large hail and tornados along the line. As conditions deteriorate, high wind or other warnings may be issued for the area. Be especially cautious when traveling, monitor developing conditions on local news outlets and the MSU Web site, and take precautions for personal safety.