The above Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of east-central and southeast Mississippi, extreme southeast Louisiana and adjacent coastal waters. The watch is valid until 1am CDT on Thursday morning.
This tornado watch includes the cities of Meridian, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Boothville.
Tornadoes, large hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts are possible in and close to the watch area.
If you live in the above outlined areas, make sure that you have identified the safest place to seek shelter at home, work or school. Take a few moments to ensure that your severe weather safety kit is stocked and ready to go should you need it. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings.
Severe weather can be especially dangerous at night. Please make sure that you have a way to receive severe weather warnings at night.
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