The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says it has received a report of one death and multiple injuries in Kemper County due to a tornado Thursday afternoon.
There are also reports of damage to a number of buildings in the area, according to MEMA.
Tony Sudduth captured video of the tornado in Noxubee County in the area of Prairie Point and Deerbrook roads.
According to MEMA, initial damage reports also indicate damage to structures and trees and power lines down in Noxubee County near Macon and Shuqualak.
Gov. Phil Bryant says state resources have been deployed to Kemper County at the request of local officials.
MEMA warns that severe weather is still moving through the state.
Parts of central Mississippi, including Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Washington and Yazoo counties, are under a flood warning until 5:30 p.m.
In the metro area temperatures started off in the 70s during the early morning hours, but will fall into the 60s during the rest of the day. There's a 90 percent chance of showers, especially in the morning, and winds NW 10-15 mph.
Thursday night, we'll have partly cloudy skies and the threat of rain will be totally gone by nightfall. Temperatures will fall into the 40s during the overnight period and clouds will continue to thin out. The winds will continue to push from the northwest at 5-10 mph.
Friday, the sunshine comes out on full display in the early morning hours, quickly pushing temps from the cool 40s into the 50s during the early morning commute. Highs for the day will reach back into the 70s during the afternoon hours, all under mostly sunny skies. And the winds will shift slightly; moving directly from the north at 10-15 mph.