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Tornado Watch issued for NWTN until 4 p.m.

Tornado Watch issued for NWTN until 4 p.m.

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2009 11:30 am

Tornado Watch issued for NWTN until 4 p.m. | Tennessee tornado watch

Updated at 11:30 a.m.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 267 IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN WEST TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 15 COUNTIES
CARROLL, CHESTER, CROCKETT, DECATUR, DYER, GIBSON, HAYWOOD, HENDERSON, HENRY, LAKE, LAUDERDALE, MADISON, OBION, TIPTON and WEAKLEY
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF… BLYTHEVILLE… CARUTHERSVILLE… COVINGTON… DRESDEN… DYERSBURG… HARRISBURG… HUMBOLDT… HUNTINGDON… JACKSON… JONESBORO… KENNETT… LEXINGTON… MARTIN… MILAN… PARAGOULD… PARIS… UNION CITY AND WALNUT RIDGE.
A LARGE AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO SLIDE EAST TO
SOUTHEAST FROM MISSOURI INTO EXTREME NORTHEAST
ARKANSAS AND THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS STILL BE POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST TENNESSEE. THE
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTAIN HEAVY RAINFALL AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS UP TO 60 MPH. HOURLY RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL AVERAGE AROUND A QUARTER TO HALF INCH. Counties include Lake and Obion.
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS, THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL, NORTH MISSISSIPPI, AND WEST TENNESSEE.
• TODAY AND TONIGHT
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER ALL OF THE
MIDSOUTH TODAY. THE PRIMARY SEVERE WEATHER THREATS WILL BE
DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL. AN ISOLATED TORNADO OR TWO WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.
Updates are available online at www.weather.gov, www.weather.com and local updates in the Weakley County area can be found by accessing www.twitter.com/WeakleyCoEMA.