Memphis, TN: Tornado Watch as Sirens Blare Downtown

February 20, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

A tornado watch is in effect in Memphis, Tennessee amid what is turning out to be an active day for them.

At least three different tornadoes have been spotted across the United States on Thursday.

The watch for Memphis is in effect until 9 p.m. CST.

The watch also includes the following Tennessee counties: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dickson, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lake Lauderdale, Lewis, Madison, Mcnairy, Montgomery, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, and Weakley.

The National Weather Service warned to be alert for changing weather conditions and to keep an eye out for approaching storms.

The following danger signs should be observed:

Dark, greenish sky; large hail; a large, dark, low-lying cloud; a load roar similar to a freight train.

“If you see approaching storms or any of the danger signs, be prepared to take shelter immediately,” it said.

People should go inside buildings to the center of the interior room at the lowest floor possible, away from windows, doors, and outside walls.

If there are no buildings available drive to one.

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