Mid-South under enhanced risk for severe weather - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South under enhanced risk for severe weather


The Mid-South is under an enhanced risk for severe weather for Sunday evening. 

According to WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist Spencer Denton, the main threat for bad weather is 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. It's possible the threat could extend into eastern counties until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.

The main threat associated with the storm are strong, damaging winds with gusts up to 60 mph. Hail is possible with some storms.

Spencer says the tornado threat is low, but he and WMC Action News 5 Managing Meteorologist Ron Childers will be monitoring the situation all day. Get more information and current weather maps on the WMC Action News 5 weather page.

Spencer says the threat is not widespread, and some counties may only see some general thunderstorms. Click here to read the latest information.

Ron says the main threat for wind and hail for the Mid-South is from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m.  By 8 p.m., a line of strong storms will approach the Mississippi River from the west and continue to move east.

Ron will be live with an update every 30 minutes starting at 7 p.m. He'll tell you where the storm is, where it's going, and when it's going to get there.

We'll continue to keep you updated on air and online all day Sunday. Be sure to keep your phones and tablets charged, and stay prepared by downloading all the WMC Action News 5 news and weather apps. Just search "WMC Action News 5" in your app store.

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