A tornado watch has been issued until 8 p.m. Wednesday for the Texarkana area.

TXK Today posted the following on their Facebook page....

Thunderstorms will intensify and begin to approach the area later in the afternoon and into the evening. The primary threat with any severe storms will be very large hail, damaging wind gusts, and isolated tornadoes. A few storms could remain near severe limits after midnight as the storms continue to move east across the area.

Arkansas Counties Include:

  • HOWARD
  • LITTLE RIVER
  • SEVIER

If you're like me, you may not know the difference  between a "tornado watch" and a "tornado warning". Well let me help you, best friends.

According to the National Weather Service, if you hear warning of a "tornado watch" it's time to TAKE COVER because a tornado has been sighted or indicated by weather radar.  "Tornado Watches," however, are issued by the Storm Prediction Center for counties where tornadoes may occur. The watch area is typically large, covering numerous counties or even states.

With that being said.... take the necessary precautions to secure your safety,my friends.