MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Rain and storms will continue through afternoon as an area of low pressure and trailing cold front tracks across the region. Rain will be heavy at times along with a few thunderstorms that could become strong to severe for some. As rain continues to fall, there may be ponding on the roads and flooding in the usual spots.
An area of low pressure and cold front will slowly move across the area, keeping rain in the forecast during school dismissal.
The severe weather threat remains for this afternoon with the best chances in North Mississippi, where we will have the most instability. The biggest threats in any stronger storms will be strong damaging winds, lightning, downpours, and there is a small chance of brief or weak tornado.
The rain will begin to shift east but will mean a wet commute east of the Mississippi River.
Rain will start to taper off this evening and colder air will settle in behind the front.
Stay with the WMC First Alert Weather team as we continue to monitor and track the system as it approaches the Mid-South.