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Much of Mississippi Under Tornado Watch Sunday

JACKSON, Miss. –A Tornado Watch has been issued for several North and South Mississippi counties as lines of storms move across the state Sunday afternoon.

The National Weather Service Jackson office issued a warning for the following counties until 8 p.m.:

Adams; Amite; Bolivar; Claiborne; Copiah; Franklin; Hancock; Harrison; Hinds; Humphreys; Issaquena; Jackson; Jefferson; Jefferson Davis; Lamar; Lawrence; Lincoln; Madison; Marion; Pearl River; Pike; Rankin; Sharkey; Simpson; Sunflower; Walthall; Warren; Washington; Wilkinson; Yazoo

A tornado watch, issued by the National Weather Service Memphis office, is also in effect for the following counties until 10 p.m.:

Alcorn; Benton; Calhoun; Chickasaw; Coahoma; DeSoto; Itawamba; Lafayette; Lee; Marshall; Monroe; Panola; Pontotoc; Prentiss; Quitman; Tallahatchie; Tate; Tippah; Tishomingo; Tunica; Union; Yalobusha.

A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for a weather event, but does not necessarily mean severe weather is imminent, according to AccuWeather.com

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