Severe thunderstorm watch issued for area
JACKSON — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 7 p.m. for the following counties in central Mississippi:
- Jefferson Davis
A severe thunderstorm watch is issued by the National Weather Service when conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
A severe thunderstorm by definition is a thunderstorm that produces one-inch hail or larger in diameter and/or winds equal or exceed 58 miles an hour. During the watch, people should review severe thunderstorm safety rules and be prepared to move to a place of safety if threatening weather approaches.
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