A tornado or severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of either tornadoes or severe thunderstorms. Many tornadoes originate inside severe thunderstorm cells.
When a watch is issued for your area be sure to pay close attention to the weather. Make sure that everyone in your family knows the correct actions to take if the weather worsens. If weather starts to worsen or if you see an approaching storm, immediately turn on your TV or radio to monitor events.