Tornado warnings issued throughout Mississippi. Here's what you need to know

Numerous counties across Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana are under a tornado watch Tuesday evening as a potentially severe storm system continues its trek across the United States.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center issued the tornado watch around 12:15 p.m. Additional tornado watches have been extended beyond midnight.

The National Weather Service in Jackson earlier warned that severe storms, thunderstorms and tornadoes could be possible for central Mississippi, including the Jackson metropolitan area.

Here's the latest on the weather situation in Mississippi.

Possible tornado touches down near Bassfield

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In a dark clip shared to social media, a resident of Bassfield, Miss. shows a funnel touching down near the small town.

Bassfield is about 65 miles southwest of Jackson.

New tornado warnings

The National Weather Service recently announced Warren County and Issaquena County are under tornado warnings until midnight.

A tornado warning has been issued for Yazoo County until 9:15 p.m.

Severe thunderstorm warnings

The NWS recently announced severe thunderstorm warnings for Atlas, Warren and Hinds County until midnight.

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Vicksburg under tornado warning, Satartia in path

The NWS recently announced via Twitter that the Vicksburg area is under a tornado warning until 8 p.m. The storm cell was tracking north of Vicksburg and headed northeast of Jackson, with Satartia in its path.

Shelters and Safe Rooms will be available if needed

Canton Multipurpose Complex center is now open for residents during the storm. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket and to wear a mask.

Conerly Trophy moves to a virtual presentation

The 2022 C Spire Conerly Trophy presentation will still take place at 6:30 p.m. but will be virtual. The award is given annually to the best college football player in the state. Ole Miss freshman running back Quinshon Judkins ended up winning the trophy, giving the Rebels a winner for the third straight year.

Brandon football cancels practice

Brandon canceled practice on Tuesday due to inclement weather, according to coach Sam Williams. The Bulldogs advanced to their second consecutive MHSAA Class 6A championship game on Friday with a 34-31 victory over Ocean Springs.

Brandon (12-1) and junior running back Nate Blount will face Starkville (11-3) at 7 p.m. Saturday at M.M. Roberts Stadium for the state championship.

Ole Miss to close campus at 2:30 p.m.

Ole Miss announced that it will close the university's Oxford campus at 2:30 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Ole Miss encouraged its instructors teaching classes after 2:30 p.m. to contact students with alternative arrangements.

Hattiesburg to close some city offices

Hattiesburg City Hall and related offices will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

All sanitation crews, mass transit employees and sworn personnel and dispatch for the Hattiesburg Fire and Police departments will continue operations where needed for storm preparation and response.

City officials expect to resume regular operations on Wednesday.

Additional weather updates and information will be posted at Facebook.com/CityofHattiesburg and on Twitter @Hattiesburg_MS.

Hinds County sheriff closes some offices

Hinds County Sheriff Tyree Jones said offices for nonessential personnel will close at 2 p.m. due to inclement weather.

Emergency and law enforcement personnel will remain on duty.

A tornado watch was recently issued for Hinds County until 7 p.m.

Mississippi State moves to remote operation; women's basketball will play, no fans allowed

Mississippi State University officials announced the campus is moving to remote operations at 4 p.m.

MSU's women's basketball game against ULM will continue as scheduled, but fans will not be allowed inside Humphrey Coliseum.

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USM to close Hattiesburg campus at 2 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus operations and offices will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday ahead of the impending severe weather.

Hattiesburg in-person classes will not meet. Instructors will notify students regarding arrangements for rescheduling in-person final exams. Online classes and all coastal operations are expected to continue as scheduled.

For more information, visit: https://emergency.usm.edu/

Alcorn State University to close campus at 1 p.m.

In anticipation of severe weather impacting the region beginning this afternoon, Alcorn State University is closing all of its campuses in Lorman, Vicksburg, and Natchez beginning at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29. The University will reopen as usual on Wednesday.

The University encourages students, faculty, and staff to monitor local weather reports for damaging winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding and to exercise good judgment in making travel decisions. The University will continue to monitor weather conditions and any change of status will be announced on the school’s homepage and by campus email.

Shelters and Safe Rooms will be available if needed

Canton Multipurpose Complex center is now open for residents during the storm. Residents are encouraged to bring a blanket and to wear a mask.

Area schools announce early dismissals, and activity cancellations due to weather

As a result of the serve weather, Vicksburg Warren, Vickburg Catholic school, and Porter's Chapel Academy and offices will be closing early, according to John Elfer, director of Warren County Emergency Management.

Madison County Schools announced via Twitter Tuesday morning that all after-school activities and games are canceled for the district Tuesday due to inclement weather.

"MCS is monitoring the inclement weather forecast on 11/29. In consultation with emergency management officials we are committed to making decisions with safety in mind," Madison County Schools tweeted Tuesday morning. "All after-school activities & games Tues. are canceled. Please stay alert to any updates as the weather develops."

Madison County Schools recently announced via Twitter due to the inclement weather forecast in the area, the schools will have an early dismissal on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The Madison County Schools Preschool will dismiss at 10 a.m., elementary schools at 11:30 a.m., middle schools at 12:15 p.m., Rosa Scott School at 12:20 p.m., and high schools at 12:30 p.m.

Jackson Public Schools Teachers Training schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.
Jackson Public Schools Teachers Training schedule for Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022.

Also, Jackson Public Schools are undergoing teacher training Tuesday and already had a truncated schedule for schools, according to the district's Facebook page.

"This is a friendly reminder that tomorrow, November 29 is an 80% day for scholars due to teacher professional development. Please plan accordingly," the JPS Facebook post states with a graphic of the times for schools.

Here is a list of other schools that will dismiss early:

  • Canton Public School District – Dismissal at 12:00 p.m.

  • Clinton Public School District

  • Gary Road Elementary- 1:15 p.m.

  • Gary Road Intermediate- 1:15 p.m.

  • Bolton/Edwards Elementary- 1:15 p.m.

  • Utica Elementary/Middle- at 1:15 p.m.

  • Carver Middle and Raymond Elementary at 1:15 p.m.

  • Pearl Public School District Elementary schools at 1:00 p.m.

  • Secondary schools at 2:00 p.m

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Live weather radar: See the storm's current track across Mississippi

This blog will be updated throughout the day as more information is available.

This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Live Updates: Tornado watches issued throughout Mississippi