Tornado Watch Issued For Southwest Alabama Through 4:00 PM This Afternoon

The Tornado Watch includes Choctaw, Clarke, Washington, Mobile, and Baldwin counties in Southwest Alabama through 4:00 pm this afternoon.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
– Southwest Alabama
– Southeast Mississippi
– Coastal Waters

* Effective this Friday morning and afternoon from 950 AM until 400 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
– A couple tornadoes possible
– Isolated damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

A few supercells are possible across coastal Mississippi and Alabama. A couple tornadoes are the primary hazard, with this threat expanding north of the coast through this afternoon.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles east of Boothville LA to 45 miles east northeast of Pine Belt MS.


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.

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