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Lightning Flashes in Mississippi Sky Amid Tornado Warning

Lightning lit up the night sky in Sumrall, Mississippi, early on Tuesday evening, January 3, amid tornado and thunderstorm warnings in the area.

Footage recorded by Drew Smith shows lightning flashes as sirens wail.

Smith wrote: “The tornado warned storm just came over us in Sumrall. Not sure I’ve ever seen lightning like this.”

The National Weather Service in Jackson issued a Tornado Warning covering Sumrall on Tuesday night. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was also in place in the area. Credit: Drew Smith via Storyful

Video transcript

[WARNING SIREN]