FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heavy rain, thunderstorms, gusty winds

Cloudy skies outside the WMC Action News 5 studio (Source: WMC Action News 5) Cloudy skies outside the WMC Action News 5 studio (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Another round of severe thunderstorms could roll through parts of the Mid-South on Tuesday.

Rain will move back into the WMC Action News 5 coverage area by 12 p.m., and heavy rain is possible through the early evening. The main bout of heavy rain will start up between 3 and 5 p.m., just in time for the evening rush hour. A few thunderstorms with gusty winds are possible during this time.

Spencer Denton answered your questions via Facebook live just before 4 p.m.

As severe storms build up far to our south and move north, areas in Northeast Mississippi could see some severe thunderstorms between 6 and 10 p.m.

The main threat will be in areas east of Memphis, like Selmer and Corinth.

Winds will also be strong throughout the coverage area. A wind advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 p.m. Wednesday for Cross, Poinsett, Craighead, Lee, Phillips, St. Francis, Mississippi and Crittenden counties in Arkansas.

For the rest of the Mid-South, the major threat is flooding. The area could see between one and three inches of rain before the weather moves out Wednesday night. That means residents, particularly those who live in low-lying areas along the Mississippi River, should take precautions to ensure drainage ditches in their neighborhoods are clear.

By Wednesday afternoon, temperatures will drop.  Areas to the north and east of Memphis could see a few snowflakes mix in with rain.  No accumulation is expected.

By Thursday, the weather will dry out and temperatures will return to the 50s and 60s.

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