Tornado watch issued for Alcorn County

A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service and the storm prediction center. It is valid until 8 pm.

From the National Weather service:

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.

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