Tornado watch issued for Johnson County until 10 p.m.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has issued a tornado watch for Johnson County until 10 p.m. this evening.

According to the weather service, there is a moderate risk of tornadoes and damaging winds, as well as a high risk of severe hail.

An area of unstable air is moving towards a wind shear, making it possible for thunderstorms to quickly turn into supercells, the NWS reports.

A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the formation of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms, but none have been reported in this area at this time. Stay tuned to local media and the NOAA weather radios for updates on this potentially dangerous storm system.

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