MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Weather Service issued Tornado Warnings for parts of Lafayette and Marshall counties in northern Mississippi Monday.
Oxford police say a tornado was observed around 3 p.m. near the Highway 7 and Highway 9 split. So far there are no reports of any damage.
Oxford School District delayed buses while sirens sounded. The district says to expect at least a 45-minute delay.
A strong line of storms moved east across parts of northern Mississippi Monday afternoon, prompting several severe storm warnings.
A Tornado Watch was also issued for McNairy County in west Tennessee and Alcorn, Tippah and Lafayette Counties in north Mississippi until 9 p.m. This area had the most unstable, warm, moisture-latent air.
Residents should continue to monitor these storms. Rain and storms are expected to continue to develop through this evening.
Stay with the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team for the latest.