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Tornado Watch issued for parts of Mid-South; ‘enhanced risk’ for severe weather Tuesday

Power outages affecting street lights, businesses across Memphis

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  Cold weather prompts those working outside to take extra precautions

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  Yellow, orange and white? Mid-South snowfall makes an appearance amid fall foliage

  Memphis sees river effect snow Tuesday: What is it?

  Mid-South road crews preparing for potentially slick conditions Tuesday morning

  Keeping your pets warm in chilly weather: It it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for them

Today will be mostly rain along with some brief snow or sleet

  When & where you can see a rare astronomical event

Rain followed by cold air and even colder air next week

A cold front brings rain and falling temperatures tomorrow then arctic air moves in next week bringing bone chilling cold to the Mid-South.

Coldest air of the season & more

Blog: Coldest air of the season & more

Spotty shower possible on Tuesday

Blog: A spotty shower possible Tuesday early

Wicked wind chill on Halloween!

Blog: Wicked Wind Chill on Halloween

Rainy, windy & cold ahead!

FIRST ALERT: Flash Flood Watch for parts of the Mid-South

High school student dies after crashing into a tree during storm

  Cold front will bring storms Monday morning

  A muddy path forward as towns cope with Mississippi River’s rage

  Farmers along the Mississippi feel river’s wrath with harvest underway

  Drought causes several counties in Mississippi to declare burn bans

The Mississippi Forestry Commission issued more burn bans Monday due to the extremely dry conditions. 23 counties across the state are now affected.

Tate County issues burn ban on any open flames

The burn ban was put into effect due to a lack of rainfall in the area in recent weeks.

  Hot, dry weather puts trees in distress

Fall officially starts Monday, but in the Mid-South it still feels like the dead of summer.

  Mid-Southerners ready to help as Hurricane Dorian threatens Atlantic Coast

Mid-Southerners are already pitching in to help. But there are some things you should know before you open your heart and wallet.

  Hurricane Dorian travel restrictions impact Memphis

Hundreds of flights continue to be canceled because of Hurricane Dorian. On Tuesday, most of them were going in or out of Orlando.

  Heat index at dangerous levels again Tuesday

The heat index reached 115 degrees Monday, and Tuesday is expected to be more of the same.

Extreme heat gripping the Mid-South

Heat Advisory again tomorrow

  Gov. Bill Lee tours flood-affected areas in west Tennessee

Ongoing flooding conditions plague communities across the state, particularly in western Tennessee where remnants of Hurricane Barry dropped additional rain in recent days.

  Possible tornado causes damage in Victoria, Mississippi

The National Weather Service has yet to confirm a tornado, but the storm had radar-indicated rotation between 12:10 and 12:20 p.m. with possibly 60 to 70 mph winds.

  Governor to tour flooded areas of West Tenn.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is visiting West Tennessee on Wednesday to get a firsthand look at areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Barry.

  Shelby County avoids major flooding as remnants of Barry pass through the Mid-South

Shelby County Emergency Management says the rain brought down a few trees but overall the impact from Barry’s remnants turned out to be nothing out of the ordinary.

Businesses flooded in Tipton County; roads washed out and closed

An Atoka fire official says half a dozen businesses are flooded Tuesday because of heavy rain.

Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings issued for parts of the Mid-South

National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for DeSoto and Shelby Counties.

  Flood preps continue as flash flooding possibility lingers

Much of the Mid-South remains in a Flash Flood Watch as of Tuesday morning, meaning the threat of flash flooding still remains as rain continues to fall in the area.

  Free sandbags available in Crittenden County as remnants of Barry fall across the Mid-South

Free sandbags are available at the Crittenden County Road Department along Highway 64.

State of Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Barry approaches Gulf Coast

A tropical storm watch and a storm surge warning are in effect for the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as Barry is expected to make landfall near the central Louisiana coast at some point Saturday morning.

Tropical Storm Barry could impact Mid-South

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to make landfall on Saturday in Louisiana. The current track from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) brings Barry onshore as a strong tropical storm with 70 mph winds.

  Practices adjusted as student-athletes feel the heat

Student-athletes have been getting up early this week with temperatures reaching heat indexes of 100 degrees and above.

Tracking the Tropics: Potential impact on the Mid-South

ll eyes are on the Gulf as a rare system will continue to strengthen.

  Heat advisory returns as oppressive heat continues

A heat advisory is in place once again Wednesday as heat index values are expected to top 100 degrees.

  Stifling heat makes its presence known in Memphis

The stifling heat has made its presence known in Memphis, as is typical every summer.

Heat advisory in effect across Mid-South Tuesday

Heat index values will climb to between 105 and 109 degrees.

Low pressure over land could become tropical

Tropical Development

  Floodwaters devastate farmlands in Lauderdale County

Floodwaters have swept across roads and turned at least 175,000 acres of cotton and soybean fields into lakes.

Timing and threat for a few severe storms overnight

An area of showers and storms will move through the Mid-South tonight between 10 p.m. and 3 p.m.

  Nonconnah Creek reaches record levels in Memphis

The Nonconnah Creek at Winchester Road reached a new record stage Friday morning. Torrential rainfall from a storm system caused flash flooding to occur in parts of Memphis and Shelby County.

  Mid-South wakes up to flooded homes, roads

A Flash Flood Warning was issued in Shelby County until 6:15 a.m.

  D-Day: A weather forecast that changed history

Seventy-five years ago in June 1944, Allied forces landed along the coast of Northern France as part of a military action that helped pave the way for the defeat of Nazi Germany.

Tropical low could bring significant rain

Rain chances have already started to creep up but chances will be on the high side Thursday through Saturday.

Mandatory evacuation issued for parts of Jefferson County

The breach forced a Flash Flood Warning to be issued by the NWS for the Hollow Bend area.

Cost of buying out flood-prone homes: $5B and rising

Over the past three decades, federal and local governments have poured more than $5 billion into buying tens of thousands of properties that are susceptible to flooding.

First Named Storm Before Hurricane Season

First Named Storm Before Hurricane Season

WATCH: Tracking severe thunderstorms, reports of hail and evacuations

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Tipton, Fayette, Shelby Counties.

  Severe weather leaves dozens without home in AR town

Some people have been left to pick up the pieces after severe weather moved through Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

EF-0 tornadoes confirmed in Jackson, Pemiscot counties

Cleanup continued Friday morning after five confirmed tornadoes swept across Arkansas and Missouri.

  Sirens sound in Blytheville during Mississippi County tornado warning

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Warning for Mississippi County.

Mississippi River floods Iowa’s 3rd largest city

The Mississippi River will reach its highest level on record in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois Thursday. All this water will flow toward Memphis and the Mid-South. The good news is our wide flood plane will handle the excess water.

What the wind? Why it’s been so windy lately

If you have been out and about across the Mid-South the past few days, you may have noticed quite the breeze.

Mississippi counts 75 tornadoes for year, 43 for April 18

The one-day amount alone equals Mississippi’s annual average of 43 tornadoes during the years 1991 through 2010

  Mississippi already above yearly average tornado total

The Southeast United States is referred to as Dixie Alley, due to the area being vulnerable to strong or violent tornadoes. This year, it’s living up to its name.

  3.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Dyersburg

A 3.7 magnitude earthquake shook the Mid-South on Wednesday morning.

Earthquake This Morning Near Dyersburg

Blog on Dyersburg quake

Rain & storms set to move in by sunrise

The threat for heavy rain and storms continues as yet another strong, low pressure will make its way to the Mid-South overnight.

Tracking More Heavy Rain & Storms Late Tonight

Thursday's Severe Weather Potential

Tracking a threat of severe storms Saturday

A potent low pressure will move northeast out of Texas Saturday morning and move through the Mid-South during the evening and overnight hours.

Planning out your weekend: Timing for rain and storms

If you have big plans for the weekend, here’s a breakdown of when rain could disrupt your activities.

  Breakdown: The Mid-South could be the new Tornado Alley

The Great Plains is typically referred to as tornado alley, but researchers are finding evidence that tornado alley is shifting away from the plains and into the Southeast, putting a bull's-eye on the Mid-South.

FIRST ALERT: Tornado warning expires

A potent low pressure system moving northeast through the Plains is having an impact right here in the Mid-South.

Heavy rain, gusty winds headed our way

We are tracking another big weather system, as a strong cold front will move through the Mid-South Wednesday evening into Thursday.

Tornado Watch issued for Mid-South until 5 pm

Areas along the Mississippi River including northeast Arkansas, extreme west Tennessee and extreme northwest Mississippi have a low to medium threat for a few severe storms Saturday.

Two earthquakes strike Region 8 less than 15 minutes apart

Two earthquakes hit Region 8 within just 15 minutes of each other on Tuesday morning.

Severe weather sweeps through Mississippi

Earlier Saturday afternoon was sever thunderstorm warning for most of Mississippi. Here are a few pictures from viewers that show parts of Mississippi that experienced significant damage.

  Mid-South communities dealing with damage, flooding following heavy rainfall

With heavy rainfall throughout the week, and more continuing throughout the weekend, communities in the Mid-South are dealing with storm damage.

FIRST ALERT: Severe storms threaten the Mid-South Saturday

Saturday is a First Alert Weather Day for the entire Mid-South. Severe storms will arrive in the afternoon and early evening as a cold front interacts with a warm, moisture-rich air mass.


A weather system producing heavy rain and flooding Friday will intensify overnight and through the day Saturday to bring a threat for severe storms to the Mid-South.

Soggy end to the week and a stormy start to the weekend

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area through Saturday evening as another round of heavy rain and thunderstorms returns to the Mid-South.

Tracking more rain and a threat for severe storms

The First Alert Weather Team is tracking more rain and the chance for severe storms this weekend.

More rain and another FLASH FLOOD WATCH

Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service Office in Memphis issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for much of the WMC Action News 5 coverage area and the Mid-South.