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Tornado damage reported throughout Mid-South on Mother’s Day

Clouds between Ripely and Henning Tennessee
Clouds between Ripely and Henning Tennessee(Hunter May)
Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 8:51 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Severe thunderstorms passed through Sunday afternoon and evening.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches were issued as a cold front advanced into the Mid-South.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Mid-South under an ENHANCED RISK (3 out of 5) for severe thunderstorms today.

Enhanced Risk (3 out of 5)
Enhanced Risk (3 out of 5)(WMC)

The primary severe weather risks will include damaging winds and large hail. Flash flooding will be possible, particularly over east central Arkansas and north Mississippi Sunday evening. Secondary risks include a few short-lived tornadoes, over any portion of the Midsouth.

Peak timing of today’s severe storms will extend from mid-afternoon through late evening.

Sunday's Severe Outlook
Sunday's Severe Outlook(WMC)

Ahead of today’s storms, we are already seeing breezy conditions and a Wind Advisory will be in place for parts of the Mid-South from 7 AM - 5 PM, some gusts up to 40 mph will be possible.

Wind Advisory in effect from 7 AM to 5 PM Sunday
Wind Advisory in effect from 7 AM to 5 PM Sunday(WMC)

Be sure to download the WMC First Alert weather app for Apple or Android. Don’t forget to enable location and notifications so you can be alerted to severe weather in your area.

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Storms will end around sunset, but a few showers will linger tonight. Otherwise, expect cloudy skies with Low around 50 by Monday morning.

Monday will be cloudy with a slight chance of a shower, highs in the upper 60s, and lows in the mid 50s. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain each day along with high temperatures in the upper 60s and overnight lows in the low to mid 50s. Thursday will be partly cloudy with afternoon highs in the upper 60s and lows in the lower 50s. Friday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 70s.

7:10 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Marshall County, TN until 7:45 p.m.

6:32 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Lafayette County, MS until 7:15 p.m.

6:00 P.M. -- Tornado touches down in Munford, damage reported

5:52 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Tunica County, MS, Tate County, MS, Panola County, MS, DeSoto County, MS, Quitman County, MS until 6:15 p.m.

5:22 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Lee County, AR, Tunica County, MS, Tate County, MS, DeSoto County, MS until 5:45 p.m.

5:13 P.M. -- Tornado Warning from issued for Fayette County, TN, Tipton County, TN, Shelby County, TN until 6:00 p.m.

4:52 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Lee County, AR, Cross County, AR, Tunica County, MS, Crittenden County, AR, St. Francis County, AR until 5:30 p.m.

4:29 P.M. --Tornado Warning from issued for Lee County, AR, St. Francis County, AR until 5:00 p.m.

4:18 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Poinsett County, AR, Mississippi County, AR, Tipton County, TN, Lauderdale County, TN until 4:45 p.m.

4:02 P.M. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Cross County, AR, St. Francis County, AR until 4:30 p.m.

4:01 P.M. -- The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Poinsett County, AR, Mississippi County, AR has been extended until 4:30 p.m.

3:46 P.M. -- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Poinsett County, AR, Mississippi County, AR until 4:15 p.m.

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