Today is a First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather likely

Tuesday morning forecast 3/16/2021 -- WMC

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The Storm Prediction Center placed the Mid-South under a Moderate Risk for severe weather (4 out of 5) for Wednesday. A small section of north Mississippi has been upgraded to a high risk. Those counties include southern Quitman, Panola, and Lafayette counties in north Mississippi. This means severe thunderstorms are likely and tornadoes are possible.

WHEN: Today, a warm front will first lift north through the area in the morning. Severe storms with large hail and tornadoes will be possible.

Severe wx risk
Severe wx risk (Source: SPC)

Behind the warm front, humidity and temperatures will rise. This could result in isolated severe storms in the afternoon, but many areas will remain dry for several hours.

In the evening, a cold front will push through the area. The primary threats in the evening will be damaging winds and tornadoes.

A cold front will follow a warm front on Wednesday.
A cold front will follow a warm front on Wednesday. (Source: WMC)

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First Alert Weather App
First Alert Weather App (Source: WMC Action News 5)

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