Outdated tornado alerts sent from NWS Wednesday morning - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Outdated tornado alerts sent from NWS Wednesday morning

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The National Weather Service confirms that false tornado alerts were sent out to mobile devices early Wednesday morning.

According to the National Weather Service, a glitch in the system is suspected to be the cause for outdated alerts being sent to smartphones and tablets.

There are also reports that the alerts were being seen on social media. 

There are currently no severe weather watches or warnings active in the Heartland and the alerts should be disregarded.

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