Subtropical Storm Ana formed early Saturday morning, becoming the first named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. This now marks the 7th year in a row in which at least one named storm has formed prior to the official start Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1.
It is a First Alert Weather Day this Mother’s Day as severe thunderstorms will be possible afternoon and evening. The primary severe weather risks will include damaging winds and and large hail. Secondary risks include a few short-lived tornadoes, over any portion of the Midsouth.
A cold front will move across the Mid-South on Sunday bringing showers and storms. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the WMC Action News 5 area under a SLIGHT RISK (2 out of 5) for severe storms.
Rain and a few thunderstorms in the forecast today as a cold front approaches from the west. Some of the thunderstorms could become severe with damaging winds and small hail. Locally heavy rainfall is also possible.
A strong storm system will bring rounds of strong to severe storms to the Mid-South. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a MODERATE RISK of severe storms over most of the area. Some portions of north Mississippi are in a HIGH RISK.