What we're working on Friday afternoon

Good afternoon,

Here's a look at what's trending on http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/ and what we're working on today:


Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue this afternoon into the evening, mainly in north MS and east AR south of I-40. We may not see as much as we saw this morning in Memphis and Shelby County. Isolated severe storms with hail, gusty wind, and frequent lightning are most likely between Helena and Clarksdale. The main time frame for any strong to severe storms in these areas would be 3 to 8 p.m. Temps will hold in the 60s to mid 70s.

AFTERNOON: 60 percent chance of scattered showers/storms. Mostly Cloudy. Winds: SW 5-10. High: 77.

TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy. A few storms before 10 p.m. Winds: SE 5-10 mph. Low: 65.

WEEKEND: Isolated showers will be possible before 7 p.m. on Saturday, but rain will be hit or miss. There will also be an opportunity to get a stray shower late Sunday. There will be more sunshine on Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Isolated showers will be possible during the afternoon Monday through Wednesday.

Meteorologist Spencer Denton has your 7-day  forecast here: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/weather

4 p.m. headline

A registered sex offender accused of luring young girls near Memphis schools...the latest information on the suspect and the charges he faces.

5 p.m. headline

A Shelby County Sheriff's Office known for her big heart now needs the community to open theirs...the tragedy that sent her to the hospital with serious injuries and the way the community can step up to support her.

6 p.m. headline

Increasing hotel taxes to pay for Pre-K? We examine the proposal to fund Pre-K classes in Shelby County, including how much those taxes could go up.

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