A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Arkansas and Mississippi through 10 p.m. central today.
A severe thunderstorm watch means that there is potential for severe weather within the shaded area. Severe thunderstorms are defined as storm that bring one or more of the following; hail one inch or larger, wind gusts to 58 miles per hour or stronger, or a tornado. If you hear a ‘severe thunderstorm warning’ that means a storm has already formed that may bring some of the weather defined in the last sentence.
Here's an estimate of where and when storms will move across parts of Arkansas, Mississippi, & Louisiana this evening! pic.twitter.com/JLCZow6W3K
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Today’s severe weather potential will mainly be for damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour and large hail up to 2 inches in diameter. There is a low threat of tornadoes, however we always want to be on alert for any tornadoes that may form. If a warning is issued for your location seek shelter in a secure building or structure, away from windows and in the lowest, most interior room of that area.
If any dangerous or hazardous weather pops up today we will update our Facebook and Twitter pages with the latest information. This is the case with all kinds of severe weather. Have a safe Friday night!
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier