Warren County under severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m.

Published 9:51 pm Thursday, May 9, 2024

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Jackson has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for areas including Warren County until 11 p.m.

The NWS said  the watch includes nine parishes in northeast Louisiana and 23 counties in Mississippi.

According to the NWS, a watch indicates severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area, with officials adding residents should stay informed and be ready to act if a severe thunderstorm warning is issued.

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NWS: Severe storms are likely this evening through tonight. The main threat will be damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph, while large hail up to golf ball size will also be possible. In addition, tornadoes cannot be ruled out. The area at greatest risk for severe storms is mainly south of Highway 82 corridor, especially in the Interstate 20 to Highway 84 corridors.