Tornado Watch Issued for Southern, Eastern Louisiana and Central, Southern Mississippi

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a tornado watch for Southern and Eastern Louisiana and Southern and Central Mississippi through 5:00am CST.

Primary threats: A few tornadoes with a couple intense tornadoes possible, damaging wind gusts to 70 mph, and isolated large hail to 1.5 inches in diameter.

 

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 508
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
850 PM CST TUE NOV 29 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN LOUISIANA
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 850 PM
UNTIL 500 AM CST.

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

SUMMARY…NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST TO INTENSIFY THIS
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT OVER PARTS OF LA AND MS…MOVING INTO AL. VERY
STRONG WINDS ALOFT WILL POSE A RISK OF DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND A FEW
TORNADOES. A STRONG TORNADO OR TWO IS POSSIBLE.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE MILES
EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES SOUTH OF LAFAYETTE LA TO 30
MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF COLUMBUS MS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF
THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU8).

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.