New Tornado Watch Issued for Parts of Mississippi, Louisiana Through 9:00PM CST

NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has issued a new tornado watch for parts of Mississippi and East Louisiana through 9:00PM CST. This new watch is in addition to the watch that was issued earlier today for East Texas and much of Louisiana, which remains in effect through 5:00PM CST.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 502
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
245 PM CST MON NOV 28 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA
MOST OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
900 PM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…BANDS OF STRONG/SEVERE STORMS WILL SPREAD EASTWARD FROM
LOUISIANA INTO MISSISSIPPI THROUGH THE EVENING AS A STRONG STORM
SYSTEM ALOFT APPROACHES THE ARKLAMISS. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL
BECOME SUFFICIENT FOR ORGANIZED STORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS IN THE
NORTHERN PART OF THE WATCH AREA…AND A FEW SUPERCELLS/TORNADOES WILL
BE POSSIBLE WITH MORE CELLULAR STORMS GENERALLY NEAR AND SOUTH OF
I-20.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE MILES
EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF JACKSON MS
TO 25 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF BATON ROUGE LA. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.