Tornado Watch Issued For Parts of Louisiana, Mississippi Until 9:00PM CST

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for parts of Central and Northeast Louisiana and Western and Central Mississippi through 9:00PM CST tonight. The tornado threat is high, and a few strong tornadoes are possible. Additionally, the threat for damaging winds and hail is high as well.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 504
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
145 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EXTREME SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS
PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST LOUISIANA
PARTS OF WESTERNA AND CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 145 PM UNTIL
900 PM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY WITH A COUPLE INTENSE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…WIDELY SCATTERED SUPERCELLS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
FROM LOUISIANA INTO WESTERN MISSISSIPPI…WITH A GRADUAL INCREASE IN
STORM COVERAGE AND INTENSITY EXPECTED THIS EVENING. INITIALLY…THE
SUPERCELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ISOLATED LARGE HAIL AND
DAMAGING WINDS…AS WELL AS A WEAK TORNADO OR TWO. BY LATE EVENING…
THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS WITH
POTENTIALLY A COUPLE OF STRONG TORNADOES.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE MILES
EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF NATCHITOCHES
LA TO 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF GREENWOOD MS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION
OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU4).

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.