Tornado Watch issued for Tippah County as area moves to Enhanced Threat

The NWS issued a tornado watch for Tippah County on Wednesday afternoon as the area was moved to an Enhanced threat of severe weather.

From the NWS:

Damaging winds, heavy rainfall and tornadoes are all possible this afternoon, especially along and south of I-40.

Here’s a quick midday update to the severe weather outlook. The overall risk areas haven’t changed much, but the tornado threat may be increasing, especially over north central and northeast Mississippi.Keep up with weather updates this afternoon and evening, as this is still an evolving situation.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 569 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 4 COUNTIES

IN EAST ARKANSAS

CRITTENDEN LEE PHILLIPS
ST. FRANCIS

IN MISSISSIPPI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 COUNTIES

IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI

ALCORN BENTON CALHOUN
CHICKASAW COAHOMA DESOTO
ITAWAMBA LAFAYETTE LEE
MARSHALL MONROE PANOLA
PONTOTOC PRENTISS QUITMAN
TALLAHATCHIE TATE TIPPAH
TISHOMINGO TUNICA UNION
YALOBUSHA

IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN WEST TENNESSEE

FAYETTE HARDEMAN HARDIN
MCNAIRY SHELBY

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, AMORY, ASHLAND, BARTLETT,
BATESVILLE, BOLIVAR, BOONEVILLE, BRUCE, CALHOUN CITY, CHARLESTON,
CLARKSDALE, COFFEEVILLE, COLLIERVILLE, CORINTH, FORREST CITY,
FULTON, GERMANTOWN, HELENA, HOLLY SPRINGS, HOUSTON, IUKA,
MARIANNA, MARKS, MEMPHIS, MILLINGTON, NEW ALBANY, OAKLAND,
OKOLONA, OLIVE BRANCH, OXFORD, PONTOTOC, RIPLEY MS, SAVANNAH,
SELMER, SENATOBIA, SOMERVILLE, SOUTHAVEN, TUNICA, TUPELO,
WATER VALLEY, WEST HELENA, AND WEST MEMPHIS.

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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