Alcorn County News

Tornado Watch issued for Alcorn County

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Alcorn County until the early evening hours on Saturday.

This is part of a large storm system looking likely to form and move through our area.

From the NWS:

* Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 1030 AM
     until 500 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...The line of storms in Arkansas is beginning to show more
   embedded supercell structures, and this trend should continue
   through the afternoon.  The storm environment ahead of the storms
   into Mississippi and Tennessee will be favorable for tornadic
   supercells, capable of producing a couple of strong tornadoes, as
   well as damaging winds and large hail.

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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