Severe storm possible for parts of the Mid-South - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Severe storm possible for parts of the Mid-South

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After starting the day with sunshine, showers and storms are going to move into parts of the Mid-South by evening, especially after sunset. The main severe threat is for Northeast Mississippi into South Tennessee, which can be seen highlighted in brown in the graphic below. It’s not a high risk but it’s enough to pay attention to and have a plan in place in case warnings are issued.

Memphis and Shelby county are in the marginal risk area and overall, the severe threat is low. The severe threat is low to zero over Eastern Arkansas and Northwest Tennessee. The following graphic details timing, intensity and location.


WHERE: Enhanced threat for Northeast MS and South TN. Low or no threat from Dyersburg to Jonesboro into most of Eastern Arkansas.

Highest Threat Areas

       Mississippi  – Corinth, Walnut, Ripley, Batesville, Oxford, New Albany, Booneville and Tupelo.

       Tennessee – Selmer, Savannah, Bolivar, Waynesboro

WHEN: 5  p.m. to 11 p.m. 

MAIN THREAT: Damaging wind or a tornado

TORNADO THREAT: Low to medium




Stay alert if you are in the higher risk areas this evening. Meteorologist Andrew Kozak will be tracking the storms on WMC5 and online at Be sure to download the StormTrack 5 app on your Apple or android device to get any watches, warnings, or alerts in your area.

Go to the menu button and set it to use current location. Hopefully, these storms will stay below severe limits, but better to be safe than sorry.

Click here to download for Android.

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Text 'SEVERE' to 90105 to receive severe weather text alerts from National Weather Service.

Click here for WMC Action News 5 Interactive Radar.

Spencer Denton
WMC Action News 5 Morning Meteorologist
First Alert Storm Tracking Team
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