Flash Flood Watch issued for the Mid-South

Flash Flood Watch issued for the Mid-South

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Mid-South.

The watch is set to end Monday.

Rain Saturday night brought another 1-2 inches of rain to the Mid-South, and another weather system could drop an additional inch of rain Sunday evening.

As an upper level system moves northeast into our area, it will interact with a moist, warm air mass. This disturbance will enter eastern Arkansas around 7 p.m. and then cross into the Memphis metro by 9 p.m. We will continue to see heavy rain and thunderstorms in our eastern counties through 2 a.m.

A few scattered thunderstorms could be severe Sunday night. The biggest concern is the additional rainfall, which could result in flash flooding and an increase in already high river levels. Some thunderstorms could also produce hail, so you may want to make an extra effort to pull your car into the garage by 8 p.m.

There will be a threat for damaging wind gusts in west Tennessee and northeast Mississippi as this system crosses the Mississippi River. Wind gusts could be up to 50 or 60 mph. The threat for tornadoes is VERY LOW, but not zero. Therefore, you will need to have a severe weather plan in place and your weather radio powered up.

To see more pics of this week's historic flooding, click here.

The Mid-South has been hit hard with flooding this week. We want you to be up-to-date with the latest information. You can track the storms with our Interactive Radar or by downloading the WMC Action News 5 StormTrack 5 app.

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