Tornado watch issued for LA/MS

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 700 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1040 AM CST Mon Dec 16 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of

  • Far southern Arkansas

  • Louisiana

  • Western and central Mississippi

  • Far eastern Texas

  • Coastal Waters

* Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1040 AM until 600 PM CST. * Primary threats include...

  • Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely

  • Widespread damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible

  • Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Several supercells are expected to develop and progress east-northeast across the Sabine and Lower Mississippi Valleys thisbafternoon. Tornadoes and damaging winds are anticipated, with thebpeak tornado risk across portions of northern and central Louisianabinto western Mississippi.