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Tornado Watch issued for Benton County

A tornado watch has been issued by the National Weather service and Storm Prediction Center. It is valid until 8 pm.

From NWS:

Strengthening mid-to high-level flow fields this afternoon will    promote storm organization with a favored tendency for supercells    with updrafts not located within a cold pool-forced ascent regime    (i.e., squall line).  

As such, strong low-level shear will potentially favor strong low-level mesocyclone rotation with the more robust/discrete updrafts. A couple of tornadoes, in addition to damaging winds, are the primary hazards.

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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