LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 2 a.m., Wednesday, for two counties in Southeast Arkansas i.e. Ashley and Chicot counties. Along with those two Arkansas counties, the Tornado Watch includes a large portion of Louisiana and Mississippi.

This Tornado Watch is labeled a “Particularly Dangerous Situation” or (PDS). That signifies that if and when tornadoes develop the atmosphere will be able to make them stronger than most tornadoes. On the EF-Scale, they may be EF-2 or greater. An EF-2 tornado has a minimum wind speed of 111 mph. Plus, any tornadoes that develop may be long-tracked tornadoes lasting for several miles rather than a mile or mile and a half like many tornadoes that are EF-0 or EF-1 last.

Please heed any Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for an area in which you are this afternoon and evening.

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