Severe weather threat this evening & mostly dry for Super Tuesday

Severe weather threat this evening & mostly dry for Super Tuesday
Slight Risk (Source: Slight Risk)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There is a slight risk for severe weather this evening and tonight. A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for portions of the Mid-South until 1 AM.

Tornado Watch until 1 AM for portions of northeast AR and northwest TN
Tornado Watch until 1 AM for portions of northeast AR and northwest TN (Source: WMC)
Main threats and timing
Main threats and timing (Source: WMC)

The Storm Prediction Center has placed us under a slight risk for severe weather. The main threats will be large hail, heavy rain, and gusty wind. The tornado threat is low but one or two tornadoes are not out of the question. Storms that develop tonight will be similar to some of the hail-producing storms that we had Sunday evening. Not everyone will see stormy weather tonight as the storms will be more isolated.

Futurecast 10 PM
Futurecast 10 PM (Source: Futurecast 10 PM)

Isolated storms will be most likely in eastern AR and areas along the Mississippi River from 8 PM to midnight.

11 PM Futurecast
11 PM Futurecast (Source: 11 PM Futurecast)

Storms could linger in northeast MS and southern TN from Oxford to Selmer through 2 AM.

Overnight storms
Overnight storms (Source: Overnight storms)

Super Tuesday will be mainly dry, mild and mostly cloudy with a slight chance of a few showers.

Futurecast Super Tuesday
Futurecast Super Tuesday (Source: Futurecast Super Tuesday)

Be sure and download the WMC Weather App just in case warnings are issued. It will alert you to storms only located over your area. We’ll be watching the radar and we’ll keep you advised online and on TV.

Spencer Denton

WMC Action News 5 Meteorologist

First Alert Storm Tracking Team

Twitter: @dentonwx

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