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

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.

Strong to severe storms possible for Mother’s Day

  First Alert: Mother’s Day could be stormy

First Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings canceled for Mid-South

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  First Alert: Expect a few showers to linger tonight

  Crews working to restore power in Tipton County

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Overnight storms topple trees, knock out power to thousands

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PHOTOS: Tupelo tornado damage

  First Alert to severe storms Monday night and Tuesday

Strong to severe storms possible on Sunday and Monday - The start of a wet pattern

First Alert: Severe weather possible early next week

  First Alert: Severe thunderstorms possible over the Mid-South Thursday

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.

  First Alert: Storms possible Thursday

Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across the Mid-South on Thursday.

10 year anniversary of the April 2011 tornado outbreak

April 2011 Tornado Outbreak

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for parts of the Mid-South

The main threat is damaging wind.

  Severe threat moves out, First Alert Weather Day over

  Emergency management office says outdoor sirens could sound today for maintenance ahead of chance for severe weather

A few strong to severe storms possible Wednesday evening

A few strong storms possible tonight

Severe storms sweep through the Mid-South: Damages, power outages reported

PHOTOS: Funnel clouds spotted near Osceola, Arkansas

  Weather forces city to cancel vaccinations, other events held as scheduled

If your vaccination appointment was canceled, you can reschedule by visiting or by calling 901-222-SHOT.

Officials: 5 people killed in Calhoun Co. tornado identified

Calhoun County Sheriff Matt Wade confirms at least five people have died after tornado producing storms passed through the area Thursday afternoon.

Heavy damage reported in Helena, Ala. after possible tornado

All phone lines to Helena Police Department are down.

  First Alert Weather Day continues: Isolated storms are still possible

Today is a First Alert Weather Day.Thursday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY. A potent storm system will move out of the plains and through the Mid-South bringing the threat of strong to severe storms.

  WATCH: What you should have in your weather kit

Make sure you and your family are prepared for severe weather.

  MEMA braces for severe weather, urges families to prepare

Emergency officials say you should start discussing and arranging a safe space for you and your family to take shelter.

  Thursday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Here’s how you can prepare

A potent storm system will move out of the plains and through the Mid-South Thursday bringing the threat of strong to severe storms.

  Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day: Severe storms with wind or a few tornadoes possible

Severe weather possible Thursday

  Lightning strikes home in eastern Arkansas

According to the fire department, the lightning was so powerful when it blew out the inside wall, nails and other debris got stuck in the wall on the opposite side of the room.

  First Alert Weather Day: Tracking the storm

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.

  Boat wrapped around tree in west Alabama after apparent tornado

Crews responding to the area of an apparent tornado near Selma came across an unexpected sight Wednesday afternoon.

  Damage reported in Wayne County after tornado

Damage is being reported in Wayne County after a tornado touched down Wednesday afternoon.

  City and utility companies prepare for downed power lines and damage from severe weather

MLGW warned customers that power outages are likely Wednesday.

Weather siren in Bartlett not working, according to police

Police are telling residents in the neighborhood to have a backup for weather alerts.

  Today is a First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather likely

Severe weather potential for Wednesday

  Do this now to prepare for Wednesday’s severe weather

Breakdown: Preparing for severe weather

  What you can do now to prepare for storms Wednesday

Tomorrow, severe storms are possible across the Mid-South. Now is the time to prepare for the chance of severe weather.

Be prepared and safe in tornado season! Here’s everything you need to know about preparing for severe weather

Tornado Safety & Terms- Be Prepared

  Strong thunderstorms possible Sunday night

A cold front will deliver a chance of thunderstorms on Sunday night.

Freezing Fog Advisory in effect for parts of the Mid-South

A Freezing Fog Advisory is in effect for portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee until 9:00 am.

SEVERE WEATHER WATCHES issued for the Mid-South, Mississippi until 10 PM

Severe weather threat for Sunday

GALLERY: A look at snow sculptures taking over the Mid-South

Mid-Southerners are stepping outside to build some pretty serious snow sculptures!

  MLGW: Despite ongoing rumors, no plans to disconnect water to residential customers

The president and CEO of MLGW reiterated Friday that the utility company is not disconnecting water to residential customers following the Mid-South’s extreme winter weather.

  Plows turn attention to connector streets heading into the weekend

Memphis Public Works Director Robert Knecht is giving an update on the city’s response to winter weather.

Tennessee National Guard sends water tankers to Memphis hospital

The Tennessee National Guard is helping to resupply St. Francis Hospital in Memphis after two water main breaks near the hospital Thursday.

  Live updates: Boil water advisory in effect for MLGW customers; plow operations continue

Thursday is a First Alert Weather Day. See the latest updates from the WMC Action News 5 newsroom.

Memphis mail delivery experiencing some delays due to winter weather

Much like Mississippi, USPS mail delivery in Memphis has been heavily impacted due to winter storms striking the Mid-South this week.

  Wednesday updates: Entergy Mississippi warns of additional blackouts, SCS meal distribution rescheduled

Wednesday and Thursday are First Alert Weather Days. See the latest updates from the WMC Action News 5 newsroom below: (refresh this page often for updates)

  GALLERY: Snow angels and sledding, scroll through pictures and videos from across the Mid-South

Pictures and video from WMC viewers across the region show people and pets enjoying the snow day but also some hazardous conditions on roads and in the frigid temperatures.

  First Alert Weather Day today- last round of wintry weather

Light snow possible through early afternoon

  Tuesday updates: Vaccine sites closed Wednesday, Memphis mayor signs emergency declaration

Before we have time to dig out, another winter blast will be here before we know it. See updates from the WMC Action News 5 newsroom.

  WATCH: Memphis Zoo animals enjoy snow days

The zoo shared videos of several of their animals, including Koda the polar bear and Le Le the giant panda, enjoying the unusual snow days here in the Mid-South.

Schools cancel, go virtual because of major winter storm

A number of schools are closing or going virtual for a third day because of the winter storm that hit the Mid-South, and another storm one is on the way.

Why shoveling snow can be dangerous

Shovelling snow can seem like another normal task but it can have major impacts on our body

Winter Storm straining area power companies: Rolling blackouts a ‘possibility’

With temperatures dipping in the single-digits and below-zero, utility companies are struggling to keep up with the demand and warn that rolling blackouts are possible if customers do not immediately turn down their thermostats.

Another WINTER STORM WATCH issued as Mid-South awaits next storm

Wednesday and Thursday are First Alert Weather Days

  Monday updates: Historic snowfall in Mid-South

A blast of winter weather that will last through Monday night is expected to bring up to 7'' of snowfall to the Memphis area, and as much as 9'' of snow in eastern Arkansas and northwest Tennessee.

Mid-South power companies ask customers to conserve electricity or face periodic outages

The major winter storm that hit the Mid-South is now putting a strain on the region’s power companies.

DeSoto County declares emergency because of winter weather conditions

The emergency proclamation authorizes the use of extra resources to help with storm response efforts.

  First Alert Weather Day: The heaviest snow will fall today & coldest temperatures tonight

The heaviest snow & coldest temperatures tonight

  Winter Storm Warning: Mid-South seeing significant snowfall

A major storm system will threaten the Mid-South Sunday & Monday

  Snow on the way: Monday is a First Alert Weather Day

Monday is a First Alert Weather Day as the Mid-South is in the path of a major winter storm. The storm system will enter the Mid-South Sunday evening and continue through Monday.

  Snow storm expected in the Mid-South on Monday

Snow and sleet will impact the Mid-South on Sunday night into Monday.

  Public Works crews respond to reports of a dozen trees down across Shelby County

With ice comes fallen trees, and reports are already coming in of downed branches and trees across Shelby County.

Businesses and schools close as winter weather hits the Mid-South

Dozens of schools and universities are closed Thursday while others shift to virtual learning in the face of winter weather.

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Ice Storm Warning until noon

Ice Storm underway for most across the Mid-South this morning

  First Alert Weather Day: Ice Storm Warning in effect through Thursday

Freezing rain and sleet will threaten parts of the Mid-South.

  VIEWER PICS AND VIDEO: Share your images of the ice storm

Help us share the story and send us your pictures and video of the ice storm.

  Vaccination sites across the Mid-South close for impending weather, appointments rescheduled

Threats of an ice storm are interfering with the Tennessee Department of Health’s COVID-19 testing and vaccine operations in the Mid-South.

Why this freezing rain event won’t be like the ’94 ice storm

Ice potential not as bad as 1994 ice storm

  Freezing rain could threaten Mid-South this week

Freezing rain will be possible in west Tennessee and eastern Arkansas on Wednesday night into Thursday.

Wintry mix for some today but cold for all

Blog: wintry weather for some & cold for all

  14-year-old boy killed in overnight tornado in Fultondale

There are multiple reports of damage in northern Jefferson County after a possible tornado touched down late Monday night.

Marginal Risk for a few strong storms this afternoon

Blog: Marginal severe weather risk this afternoon

  FIRST ALERT: Snow could accumulate in some areas on Monday

Snow will be possible in the Mid-South on Monday and some areas could see accumulation.

  FLURRIES IN THE MID-SOUTH: Share your pictures!

WMC viewers reported flakes and flurries Monday in parts of Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.

A low end threat for a few severe storms possible late tonight

Rain & storms likely tonight & early Wednesday. A few storms could reach severe limits.