Mississippi weather: Tornado watch in effect

A tornado watch was issued Wednesday for parts of Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas until 10 p.m. CST, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Severe weather is possible Wednesday afternoon and into the overnight hours for portions of the state, said the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. There is also a possibility for severe weather late Thursday night into the early morning hours. Heavy rainfall is expected. Some places could see 1 to 3 inches, possibly 4 in certain areas. Expect some localized flooding.

Tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds are all possible through tonight.

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This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Weather: Tornado watch in effect in Mississippi