A risk for severe storms Tuesday

A risk for severe storms Tuesday

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - As a new work week begins, another threat for severe weather is shaping up for the Mid-South. A cold front will move from west to east through the WMC Action News 5 coverage area Tuesday. This front will bring the possibility for severe storms to much of the area.

All forecast models are in agreement with the front moving through the area Tuesday afternoon. The main concern with this system is the potential for large hail and damaging winds. At this time, the threat for tornadoes is not zero but it is very low. The potential for severe storms will begin late morning Tuesday in eastern Arkansas as storms develop in advance of the cold front, and then progress east along the Mississippi River by midday.

The system will continue to move east through west Tennessee and north Mississippi from midday to late afternoon and should exit the area before 6 p.m.  Timing could change, but at this time this is what all forecast models are indicating.

Many people will be at work or at school during the main time period that storms will be moving through the Mid-South, so I encourage you to have access to weather information and any weather alerts that may be issued. The best way to do so is to have the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app downloaded to your smart phone or iPad.  It's a free download and it will give access to interactive radar, voice alerts for watches, warnings, and lightning.

You'll also get hour by hour forecast to keep you updated on timing with this system. If you will be home Tuesday and have a weather radio, make sure that it is on. Also be sure to check back on our web site for more information. I'll post a new blog again Monday afternoon with any new information. And stay tuned to WMC Action News 5 for the latest information on this system. The WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracking Team will keep you updated on the air and on the web.

Ron Childers

Chief Meteorologist

WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracking Team

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