Another round of potentially severe weather Friday - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Another round of potentially severe weather Friday


It's been an active week for weather in the Mid-South and another round may be in store for Friday. A cold front will push through the Mid-South Friday afternoon triggering a line of rain and thunderstorms.  

These storms will have the potential to produce heavy rain, large hail, and strong wind. Isolated tornadoes are possible, but the threat is low.  

The timing for the front to move through will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Storm Prediction Center placed the entire WMC Action News 5 coverage area under a Slight Risk for severe weather and a large swath of northern Mississippi and middle Tennessee under an Enhanced Risk for storms. 

Make sure you have your weather radio on Friday and have the WMC Action News 5 StormTrack 5 app on your smart phone or iPad.  

Andrew Kozak will begin tracking the weather at 4:30 Friday morning through midday. Ron Childers will pick up coverage in the afternoon and through the evening.  We'll provide updates on the air every half hour starting at 11 a.m. Friday and continue into the afternoon. This will provide you with the most up to date information as the storm system develops and moves into the Mid-South. 

Cooler drier air will quickly move in behind the front and the sky will clear from west to east Friday night.  

We'll enjoy some sunshine for Saturday and much of the day Sunday before another rainmaker arrives Sunday night.  Looking ahead to next week, more unsettled weather will be in place for much of next week. Welcome to spring in the Mid-South. 

Ron Childers, Managing Meteorologist 

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