The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for COVINGTON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, SMITH, SIMPSON, LAWRENCE, MARION, LAMAR, AND FORREST Counties. The watch will last until 12AM.
This means some variables have the potential to produce a tornado.
The threat is still unlikely for tornadic activity, but this is a precaution for what could happen in-light of the atmospheric setup.
My opinion: The NWS seems very cautious with this event, but I think any tornadic activity is unlikely. A "spin-up" might happen as the front pushes through with a noticeable wind change from surface to the upper atmosphere.