MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Severe storms are quickly moving east through northeast Arkansas and will continue into west Tennessee through sunset.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for the northern half of the Mid-South, including the city of Memphis and Shelby County. It includes all of west Tennessee, far northeastern Arkansas and the far northern counties in Mississippi.
The storm has already prompted Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Arkansas and Tennessee west and east of the river.
The main threat is damaging wind up to 60 mph and large hail up to quarter size. Storms should be over by 9 or 10 p.m. in most areas.
Another line of showers or storms may move through overnight, but those don’t look severe at this time.
Secure any outdoor items and stay weather alert for any warnings that are issued.
We will send out updates if damage is reported or new warnings are issued on the First Alert Weather App. We will also send out updates on the WMC Action News 5 Facebook page.
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