Flash flood and thunderstorm warnings hit Mid-South

Angelmom28 / My5
Angelmom28 / My5

(WMC-TV)- Severe weather is making its way through the Mid-South Monday afternoon.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Shelby County and surrounding counties such as Crittenden, Lee, Tate and Desoto.

The alert was lifted at 9 p.m.

Mid-South residents can expect scattered rain and thunderstorms.  Some areas could experience heavy rains, strong gusts of wind, and even hail.

This storm system is expected to stick around into the evening hours. Monday night's low will drop into the lower 70s.

In the flash flood warning, the National Weather Service warns that most flood deaths happen in automobiles.  Never drive your vehicle where water is covering the roadway.  Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear and it only takes one foot of flowing water to sweep a vehicle off of the road.

You can keep tabs on the weather systems as they roll in by looking at our live weather radar.

Have the storms hit your area?  Send us your weather photos to my5@wmctv.com.

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