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Tornado Watch in effect until 10:00 pm

By NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK, 07/8/24 10:38 AM

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 514
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1000 AM CDT Mon Jul 8 2024
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southern Arkansas
Western and Central Louisiana
East and Southeast Texas
Coastal Waters
ARKANSAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
COLUMBIA HEMPSTEAD LAFAYETTE
LITTLE RIVER MILLER NEVADA
UNION
* Effective this Monday morning and evening from 1000 AM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include…
Several tornadoes likely
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Gradual daytime destabilization and a strong atmospheric wind associated with the northward movement of Tropical cyclone Beryl will be favorable for low-topped supercells capable of tornadoes through this afternoon and early evening. This risk will mostly be focused across east/southeast Texas and far western Louisiana this morning, but it will expand north-northeastward across additional parts of east/northeast Texas, western/northern Louisiana, and eventually southern Arkansas through late afternoon and evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles southwest of Port Arthur TX to 45 miles west northwest of El Dorado AR.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.