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9 tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms, according to the National Weather Service

We now have a better count of how many tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms.

Power crews continue to work to restore electricity as water rises in area rivers

  FIRST ALERT: Strong storms prompt tornado and thunderstorm warnings across the Mid-South

  Tree falls on apartment building on East Parkway in Memphis

FIRST ALERT: Tracking strong to severe storms early Saturday morning

  Be prepared for severe weather this weekend in the Mid-South

Slight risk of severe weather for parts of the Mid-South

Continued Coverage

15 tornadoes reported in Mississippi as governor declares state of emergency

  Mississippi community working to rebuild after town damaged by EF-2 tornado

'I’ve never experienced anything like this before’: Residents clean up after tornado hits Edwards

  Memphis house fire blamed on lightning strike

  Police spot tornado in Oxford after NWS issues Tornado Warnings for parts of north Mississippi

Rain along with a few strong storms for some

  Mid-South preparing for potential winter weather Tuesday morning

Road and MLGW crews are on standby, ready to respond in case of any wintry weather.

Snow and sleet will be possible Tuesday

Blog: Snow and sleet will be possible Tuesday

Hurricane season comes to an end today!

Hurricane season ends

Tracking Rain & Storms to end November

Temperatures are on the rise and storm chances will be going up as we push into Saturday.

  MLGW, City of Memphis crews preparing for the possibility of a stormy Tuesday evening

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

Power outages affecting street lights, businesses across Memphis

Weather this week & holiday travel

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Hurricane season isn’t over yet...hello Sebastien

  Cold weather prompts those working outside to take extra precautions

Tuesday was a day for coats, gloves and scarves.

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

Along with the greens, yellows and oranges, white was sprinkled onto the fall landscape Tuesday. Snow and freezing temperatures showed up Nov. 12.

  Memphis sees river effect snow Tuesday: What is it?

You may have heard of lake effect snow, which is very common across the Great Lakes region, but have you ever heard of river effect snow? It happened Tuesday morning in the Mid-South.

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

TDOT, MDOT, the City of Memphis and the airport are preparing for a chance of wintry weather that could make travel hazardous.

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

In the cooler temperatures, veterinarians say it’s important not to forget about your pets.

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

Blog: Details on Monday's precipitation & cold temps

  When & where you can see a rare astronomical event

Blog: How and where you can view Mercury in transit

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!

Blog: Rainy, windy, & cold ahead!

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

The WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather Team is tracking a low pressure system and associated cold front that will transport gulf moisture to the Mid-South.

High school student dies after crashing into a tree during storm

A Germantown High School student died after a car crash during Monday's severe weather.

  Cold front will bring storms Monday morning

Cold Front Brings Storms Monday

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

Communities along the Mississippi River are still trying to recover from historic 2019 flooding. Not all of them have clear directions for the path forward.

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

As recovery from Mississippi River flooding continues, some farmers are struggling with the reality of a devastating year. In the middle of harvest, one Mississippi community has a bleak forecast, with nature and politics bringing an unforgiving storm.

  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.