Tornado watch for much of south and central Miss. - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Tornado watch for much of south and central Miss.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A tornado watch was in effect Thursday for much of south and central Mississippi as a strong storm system also threatened to bring heavy rain and gusting wind.

The tornado watch was in effect until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Jackson says the potential for flash flooding and damaging winds are also a concern for some parts of the state.

Forecasters say there's a risk of severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening for a large area from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.

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