Posted: Jan 10, 2013 10:15 AM by AP
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Parts Mississippi faced the threat of heavy rain and tornados as a large storm system moved across the South on Thursday.
National Weather Service meteorologist Brad Bryant says the worst weather was likely south of U.S. Highway 82, which runs from Greenville to Columbus in Mississippi. Tornado and flash flood watches were issued across south Mississippi.
Adams County Emergency Management Director Stan Owens says a tree fell on a house in Natchez, but no injuries were reported. He says crews also were working to clean up mudslides that hit some roads.
Flooding closed some roads in Vicksburg. Downed trees were reported around Port Gibson.
Bryant says the main threat in Mississippi is heavy rain where the ground is already saturated. That increases the chances of flash floods and uprooted trees.