Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of the Mid-South

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of the Mid-South
Storm in West Memphis, Arkansas Sept. 2, 2020 (Source: Colby Pipkin)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the Mid-South.

A tornado warning for parts of eastern Arkansas has expired, but the First Alert Weather team is still tracking the storm as it moves into Shelby County.

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7:54 -- NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for northeastern DeSoto County and northwestern Marshall County in northwestern Mississippi, southwestern Fayette County and eastern Shelby County in western Tennessee until 8:45 p.m.

7:35 -- NWS issued a severe thunderstorm warning for DeSoto County, northeastern Tunica County and northwestern Tate County in northwestern Mississippi until 8:15 p.m.

6:45 -- NWS allowed the tornado warning to expire. Neither St. Francis County nor Crittenden County report any damage. Meteorologists Spencer Denton and Nick Gunter are monitoring the weakened storm and they’ll be back live if the situation changes.

6:02 -- NWS issued a tornado warning for eastern St. Francis County and central Crittenden County in eastern Arkansas until 6:45 p.m. NWS reports at 6:01 p.m. doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm producing a tornado over New Home or near Hughes moving northeast at 25 mph. The storm could produce a tornado and quarter-size hail. Beware of flying debris.

Locations including in the warning are West Memphis, Marion, Hughes, Crawfordsville, Edmondson, Sunset, Anthonyville, Jericho, Jennette, Simsboro, New Home, Crittenden, Cottonwood Corner, Browns, Louise, Cunningham Corner, Round Pond, Democrat, Riceville and Hulbert. Take cover, move to a storm shelter or interior room and avoid windows.

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