A severe thunderstorm watch is a severe weather

watch product issued by regional offices of weather

orecasting agencies throughout the world when meteorological conditions are favorable

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorabl

for the development of severe weather,

, including large hail and damaging winds in and close to the watch area

. Persons should be on the lookout for rapidly weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm