THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A
NWS
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  EASTERN CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...
  THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ATLANTA...
  NORTHWESTERN CADDO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
  SOUTHERN MILLER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS...

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 623 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
  SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL...AND
  DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
  MCLEOD...OR 15 MILES SOUTH OF ATLANTA...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20
  MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
  VIVIAN...BIVINS...RODESSA...QUEEN CITY...RAVANNA...IDA...
  BRIGHTSTAR...DODDRIDGE AND FOUKE...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A TORNADO WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNED AREA. IF A TORNADO
IS SPOTTED... ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY
STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL INTERIOR ROOM.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS HAVE DETECTED SOME WEAK
ROTATION WITHIN THIS STORM. WHILE NOT IMMEDIATELY LIKELY...A TORNADO
MAY STILL DEVELOP. IF A TORNADO IS SPOTTED...ACT QUICKLY AND MOVE TO
A PLACE OF SAFETY IN A STURDY STRUCTURE...SUCH AS A BASEMENT OR SMALL
INTERIOR ROOM.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS...DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...AND DEADLY CLOUD
TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.