Tornado watch announced for 18 MS counties and 4 TN counties.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The National Weather Service has announced a tornado watch in 22 counties in the mid-south.

The watch is in effect until 11:00 PM CST.

The 18 counties in Mississippi that includes Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, and Yalobusha.

The 4 Tennessee counties include Chester, Hardeman, Hardin, and McNairy.

UPDATE

Tornado warning has been issued for Pontotoc,  central Webster, northern Choctaw, northern Chickasaw, and northeastern Calhoun counties.