At 1:40 a.m. there are currently four active watches. There is a tornado watch for eastern OK, northwestern AR, southeastern KS, and southwestern Missouri.
There are severe thunderstorm watches in northern MO and west central IL. A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for western KY, western TN, northern MS, and extreme northwest AL.
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This is just the very beginning of a very long stormy day across the Midwest and South.
The greatest threat for tornadoes, according to the SPC, will occur in eastern Mississippi and Alabama this afternoon. The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a 30 per cent chance of a tornado within 25 miles of any point in this area.
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An updated outlook will be issued by the SPC around 5 a.m.
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