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Tornado Watch issued for Big Bend, South Georgia until 10 p.m. ET

Posted at 10:55 AM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 15:49:53-04

(WTXL) — The National Weather Service, in conjunction with the Storm Prediction Center, has issued a tornado watch for the Big Bend and South Georgia as a line of storms approaches the area.

NWS says the watch will expire at 10 p.m. ET if it is not extended.

A tornado watch means that environmental conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes. What you need to do under a watch is stay weather aware, make sure you have a plan in place and you know where your safe place is.

That's going to be the lowest, smallest most interior room of your house as possible, typically a closet or a bathroom, putting as many walls between you and the outside as possible.

If you're issued a tornado warning, then it's time to go to your safe place. That means a tornado is imminent and it's been spotted by a trained storm spotter or detected by rotation on radar.

Also, be sure to download the Storm Shield App to get watches and warnings delivered straight to your phone to stay updated no matter when severe weather strikes. Get the app today: iPhone/iPad | Android

For our full forecast on today's storms, click here.