Tornado Watch issued for Benton County

A tornado watch has been issued for Benton County as the NWS and SPC are warning of the possibility of large tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail.

This is part of a large storm system that looks likely to form over our area.

From 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

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