Severe Weather Strikes Across Region 8

SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 - Posted at 1:15 p.m. CDT - Updated at 4:36 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - The threat of severe weather is once again in the forecast for much of Region 8.

After a round of thunderstorms this morning in Lawrence and Greene counties and northern Craighead County, more threatening weather is upon the area.

A tornado watch is in effect until 7 p.m. CDT for Northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, portions of West Tennessee and all of North Mississippi.

Scatterd showeres and thunderstorms will continue to develop and move over portions of hte Mid-South this afternoon.

The areas affected with the strongest storms will generally be over Northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel. All the region will see a few showere and storms.

Expect heavy rain, dangerous cloud to ground lightning, gusts to 45 miles an hour, and hail with any developing thunderstorms.

Some storms may become severe with possible tornados.

A tornado warning remains in effect until 4:45 p.m. CDT for Clay County. National weather service doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado.