Heavy rain, strong winds move into Mid-South

Light rain, lightning precedes strong storms in Arkansas
Midtown Memphis (Source: WMC Action News 5)
Midtown Memphis (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - After a few showers and thundershowers this morning, heavier rain is now moving in.

Showers sprinkled across the Mid-South throughout the morning commute, causing a few problems on slick roadways.

Moderate to heavy rain is now pushing across the WMC Action News 5 coverage area from the southwest to the northeast.

There is a slight risk for severe weather. That means the risk is present, but it's very low. WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist Andrew Kozak does not expect any tornadic weather accompanying this system. He said the main threat for severe weather will be wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour, lightning and heavy rain, with a possibility for some pea to marble-sized hail.

The best chance for severe weather is east of Memphis into North Mississippi in the morning. However, it is unlikely that this system will create a severe weather outbreak.

Storms will last and linger through lunchtime, but taper off to just a few showers by the afternoon.

Skies will clear overnight, leading to a mostly sunny, and much cooler Wednesday.

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