A Tornado Watch has been issued for Pettis County until 8 p.m. this evening (March 27). Large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes are possible.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

All storm shelters in Pettis County are now open and available for use.

This press release provided by the Pettis County Sheriff's Department.