MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Today a cold is moving in and bringing rain and a secondary cold front that will move in this afternoon, will bring the potential for storms. The Storm Predicition Center has placed parts of the area east of Memphis under a marginal risk for severe weather. Areas of the eastern edge and points southeast are under a slight risk. We will continue to monitor as the cold front moves in this afternoon.
The main threat will be strong winds and heavy rain. The periods of heavy rain could last a while which could pose a threat for some localized flooding or ponding on the roads.
While the threat for tornadoes or hail is low, the biggest threats will be heavy rain and gusty wind. Some spots could pick up over 2″ but most will be between 1-2″.
Rain will continue into the afternoon but notice temperatures will take a decline. The best chances for severe weather today will be in areas closer to the Tennessee River Valley and in eastern sections of North Mississippi where the warm unstable air could linger longer.
The bulk of the rain will finally end after 7PM
After the rain, cooler temperatures but dry as we ring in the New Year! Stay with the WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team for the latest weather updates.