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Tornado watch issued for Prentiss County

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

From the 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 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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