An outbreak of severe weather — including the chance for strong tornadoes — is forecast to batter portions of the South on Tuesday night.
The greatest chance for twisters is in northern Mississippi, although portions of Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee are also under the gun for big storms, according to the Storm Prediction Center.
Damaging winds and large hail are also possible in those areas.
A tornado was spotted northeast of Jackson, Miss., in late afternoon, the Associated Press reported.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for Louisiana and Mississippi, where conditions are ripe for twisters to develop, especially through 11 p.m. local time, AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Thompson said.
A few severe storms developed Tuesday afternoon, but there were no confirmed reports of tornadoes as of late afternoon. There were 10 reports of tornadoes Monday in Iowa and Louisiana, the prediction center reported.