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PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch Issued

A PDS Tornado Watch has been issued for the entire Tennessee Valley until 8 PM.
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Western and Northern Alabama, Northwest Georgia, Central and Eastern Mississippi, Southern Middle Tennessee. This is effective NOW until 8:00 PM Thursday.

THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
Primary threats include numerous tornadoes and several intense tornadoes expected. Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80   mph likely. Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5       inches in diameter likely.

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A dangerous environment is developing across the watch area.  Multiple rounds of intense supercell thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and early evening, with the potential for long-track strong to violent tornadoes.  A few of the storms may also produce very large hail and widespread damaging wind gusts. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles northeast of Huntsville, AL to 45 miles west southwest of Pine Belt, MS. 

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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.

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