The possibility of severe weather this afternoon until about 6 p.m. could affect the Southern Miss Hattiesburg campus and surrounding area.
The National Weather Service in Jackson forecasts a weather system with the potential to include scattered severe storms and damaging winds, hail up to the size of a quarter and localized flash flooding. The possibility of a tornado cannot be ruled out with this weather system.
Motorists should be aware of possible heavy rain affecting places on the Hattiesburg campus prone to flooding, and not attempt to access or navigate these areas. Locations on the Hattiesburg campus that may be hazardous for travel and to parked vehicles include the following:
-Pine Haven Circle around Sorority Village
-Montague between Kay James and Ross Boulevard
-10 parking spaces on south end of Fraternity Drive (west side of street) at Montague
-Fourth Street between Golden Eagle Avenue and Eagle Walk
-Southern Miss Drive between 30th and 31st Avenues
-Ray Guy Way at Century Park South/Spirit Park
-South end of Kay James at Montague (Dubard)
-Trent Lott Center west lot next to M.M. Roberts Stadium
-Ray Guy Way at Eagle Walk by the new raised crosswalk
-Parking area at the southwest corner of McCarty Hall
If necessary, the University's Eagle Alert system will be activated to notify members of the University community of severe weather impacts that could affect them. For more information, contact the University Police Department at 601.266.4986.