Tornado watch issued Friday for North Texas

Tornado watch issued Friday for North Texas

Statewide tornado drills are scheduled at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Thursday.

Gov. Scott Walker has declared April 9-13 as Wisconsin's Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The timetable is hard to nail down, but early to mid-afternoon appears to be the best bet for potentially severe weather.

Another tornado season is making its way through the Badger State, and Wisconsin averages 23 tornadoes each season.

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The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Anderson County until 10 p.m. tonight. Last year, there were 23 tornado touchdowns in the state.

A tornado watch has been issued for Angelina; Camp; Cass; Cherokee; Franklin; Gregg; Harrison; Marion; Morris; Nacogdoches; Panola; Rusk; Sabine; San Augustine; Shelby; Smith; Titus; Upshur and Wood counties. Local outdoor warning sirens will be activated and weather radios will issue a simulated tornado warning. That code also triggers the alert to air on most broadcast radio, Tv and cable stations.

The tornado drill will take place even if the sky is cloudy, dark or rainy.

The Storm Prediction Center has northwest Missouri under an "Enhanced" Risk while northeast Kansas is still under a "Slight" Risk. for severe thunderstorms on Friday.

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