Tornado Warning for Sharkey County MS and 4 More

JACKSON, MS (442 PM CDT SAT APR 13 2019) — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a Tornado Warning for Northern Warren County in west central Mississippi Southwestern Yazoo County in central Mississippi Northwestern Hinds County in central Mississippi Southeastern Issaquena County in west central Mississippi Southeastern Sharkey County in west central Mississippi until 545 PM CDT. At 441 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 8 miles east of Afton, or 11 miles southeast of Tallulah, moving northeast at 45 mph. HAZARD: Tornado and quarter size hail. SOURCE: Radar indicated rotation. This storm has a history of producing tornadoes. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This dangerous storm will be near Redwood around 510 PM CDT. Oak Ridge around 515 PM CDT. Phoenix around 530 PM CDT. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.

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