Police spot tornado in Oxford after NWS issues Tornado Warnings for parts of north Mississippi

Severe weather coverage Dec. 16, 2019

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 Tornado Warning is in effect for parts of northern Mississippi. http://bit.ly/34o752x

Posted by WMC Action News 5 on Monday, December 16, 2019

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.

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