National Weather Service says severe weather threat continues Friday

The National Weather Service says the storm is likely Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning.

A significant severe weather event continues to look like it will hit the Panola County area Friday, the National Weather Service said Tuesday.

Panola, as well as the surrounding counties and parishes, have a 30 percent chance of severe weather, including tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds and isolated flash flooding.

“A potentially significant severe weather event looks increasingly likely by the end of this week as a powerful storm system enters the region,” the NWS said in a statement. “All modes of severe weather appear to be in play with this system, including the threat of tornadoes in addition to large hail and damaging winds. Isolated flash flooding also cannot be ruled out as rainfall amounts could exceed 2-4 inches in some areas.”

The National Weather Service says the storm is likely Friday afternoon through early Saturday morning as a strong upper-level storm system will move in from the west. The NWS said the severe weather threat should come to an end Saturday morning as the storms move out of the area.