Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes possible Friday through Friday night

Nellie Chapman
April 16, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Marion County until 9 p.m.

In east Rankin County, a small tornado touched down for nearly three miles near Pelahatchie. There is also an evening mock tornado warning to be issued at 6:45 pm.

Showers and thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall could bring 3 to 5 inches of rain on Saturday, with locally higher amounts possible, the Weather Service cautions.

A hard freeze is expected for the Kansas City area, and sensitive outdoor plants should be protected tonight, the weather service said.

The rain is predicted to taper off in the afternoon from southwest and northeast as mainly dry conditions take over after 7 p.m., Pollina said. There was also a report of a tree on a home in Baton Rouge. A warning means that action is required because of immediate threats.

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A Tornado Watch is now in effect for much of the KQ2 viewing area.

A storm system moving south from the NY border will bring moist air in by early Sunday, said DeVoir. The tornado moving at 90 miles per hour downed trees and lines in the southwestern part of the county, no injuries were reported.

It goes without saying, Saturday has been a very busy day for meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. If actual severe storms are expected in the state on April 12, the tornado drills will be postponed until Friday, April 13, with the same times.

Forecasters said the watch would continue through late Monday night. Check back for updates.

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