Mid-South receives flash flood, severe thunderstorm warnings - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South receives flash flood, severe thunderstorm warnings

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Futurecast showing a significant storm moving through the area Friday Futurecast showing a significant storm moving through the area Friday
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The latest forecast models indicate a potentially potent storm system moving through the Mid-South Friday from midday into the afternoon and early evening hours.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lafayette, Tippah, Marshall, and Benton counties in Mississippi until 2 p.m.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Shelby, DeSoto, Crittenden, Mississippi, and Poinsett counties until 3:45.

A warm front draped to our south will lift north during the day with disturbances riding from west to east along the front.

The main time frame for strong storms will be between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. There's a good chance the storms weaken in time for Beale Street Music Festival.

There will be a significant amount of instability along and south of the I-40 corridor which will allow for the system to increase in severity. The main concern will be for damaging wind and heavy rain, with some small hail possible.

Make sure to stay alert to the weather throughout the day Friday.  

The First Alert Storm Tracking Team will be monitoring this closely and sharing information through the day on the air and on the web.  Have your weather radio on and the WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracker app on your iPhone or Android for any alerts that may be issued.

Stay tuned to WMC Action News 5 for more information on this threat for severe weather.  

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