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Tornado watch in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana

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A tornado watch is in effect for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana through 8 p.m. local time Wednesday.

In that area -- including Shreveport and Little Rock -- intense tornadoes are possible, as well as large hail and damaging winds up to 70 mph.

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In Missouri, a severe thunderstorm watch was issued through 7 p.m local time. Winds up to 70 mph and large hail are the main threats there, but a tornado is also possible.

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The strong storms will move east into Mississippi and Tennessee through the night.

MORE: Tips on how to stay safe from a tornado after hundreds reported over past 12 days

The next storm will strike the South on Friday, bringing more severe weather from Texas to Alabama.

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