Strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail possible as Tornado Watch issued

The National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center are both issuing warnings on the possibility of severe weather moving through our area this afternoon into evening.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for several North MS counties.

Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon into this evening
   from Arkansas/northern Louisiana to the lower Ohio and Tennessee
   Valleys.  A couple of strong tornadoes will be the main threat late
   this afternoon/evening from northern Mississippi into parts of
   western/middle Tennessee, along with damaging winds and isolated
   large hail.

The NWS:

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight There is a enhanced risk of severe weather across much of the Mid-South. Damaging wind is the main threat. Secondary threats include a few tornadoes, large hail, and locally heavy rain. A strong tornado is possible mainly east of the Mississippi River. The severe weather threat starts around noon across East Arkansas and ends across Northeast Mississippi during the early evening. A wind advisory has been issued for most of the Mid-South. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday There is the possibility of heavy rainfall Wednesday into Thursday. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT… Spotter activation may be needed today.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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