First Alert: Storm passes through Mid-South; showers still possible

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A line of strong storms moved through the Mid-South through the early morning hours Friday.

This line of storms originated in southern Missouri on Thursday afternoon and gradually spread south and east into Northern Arkansas, West Tennessee, and North Mississippi, weakening as it moved into the region.

We could still see a few showers and storms through the day today, so remember the rain gear as we push into midday and afternoon.

Here's what you need to know:


DAMAGING WIND: Gusty winds will be possible in any shower or storm we see later today. Most storms will stay below severe limits.

HEAVY RAIN:  Isolated storms could produce heavy rains and frequent lightning.

HAIL:  The threat is low but some hail is possible in any isolated storm that we see later this morning and into the afternoon.


  • Have the FIRST ALERT WEATHER app on your smart phone or iPad with the audio up and keep it by your bedside overnight
  • Have batteries and flashlights on hand should there be power outages
  • Make sure cell phones, laptops, and tablets are fully charged

The FIRST ALERT WEATHER TEAM will be tracking this system closely through the night so check our website, Facebook page, and Weather App for more updates.

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