Tornado Watch issued for parts of Mid-South; ‘enhanced risk’ for severe weather Tuesday

Tornado Watch issued for parts of Mid-South; ‘enhanced risk’ for severe weather Tuesday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for several counties in the Mid-South until 10 p.m.

The watch includes eight counties, including Cross, Lee, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis.

There is an “enhanced risk” for severe weather Tuesday evening.

TIMING: The severe weather threat will be between 7 p.m. and midnight, but there could be a few a few non-severe storms that could linger beyond midnight.

THE MAIN THREAT: Damaging wind, downpours, frequent lightning and there is a low end threat for a brief tornado.

A wind advisory has been issued from 4 PM today and will last through 6 AM Wednesday morning.

Rain and storms should taper off by 3 a.m. and Wednesday will be dry and cooler.

We will continue to monitor the cold front and bring you updates as the front tracks closer. In the meantime, stay weather aware by downloading the WMC Action News 5 First Alert weather app.

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