It’s important to know the difference between watches and warnings for storms and tornadoes:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch
Be Prepared: Severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the area.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Take Action: Severe weather is occurring, and you should take shelter inside.
Be Prepared: Tornadoes are possible in and near the area.
Take Action: A tornado is in the area. Find safe shelter right away!