Tornado watch issued for Adams County

Published 1:15 pm Thursday, February 20, 2014

JACKSON (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Adams County until 1 a.m. Friday.

The weather service previously warned of severe weather in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Parts of Mississippi and Louisiana — including Adams County and Concordia Parish  — were under a wind advisory from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today.

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A storm system moving into Mississippi from the east will bring a threat of strong storms and high winds beginning this afternoon.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says damaging wind gusts, quarter sized hail and tornadoes could threaten the entire state.