COLLINS, Miss. – Traffic cameras that captured video of what appeared to be a tornado crossing a highway in Mississippi was more likely a curtain of heavy rain moving across the area.
FOX Weather meteorologists have been reviewing the video and radar signatures since the storm moved through the Collins, Mississippi, area early Tuesday morning and determined there was no visible rotation. And the flashes in the sky were likely lightning – not power flashes.
The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, had issued a Tornado Warning for the Collins area around 7 a.m. Central.
The line of storms is all part of a system that's expected to bring severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes to the storm-fatigued South, which has been on the receiving end of multiday severe weather outbreaks over the past two weeks.
Tornado Watches are in effect for areas that stretch from Mississippi across southern Alabama, the western Florida Panhandle and southern Georgia.
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