A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for the northern half of the Mid-South, including the city of Memphis and Shelby County. It includes all of west Tennessee, far northeastern Arkansas and the far northern counties in Mississippi.
One of the violent EF-4 tornadoes that touched down in South Mississippi on Easter has been given an official width of at least 2 miles. That report is according to surveys conducted by the National Weather Service out of Jackson, Mississippi.
The severe weather risk for the Mid-South continues to lower but we are not out of the woods just yet. A few strong thunderstorms are possible with gusty winds, hail and even a tornado cannot be ruled out.
The WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team is tracking the potential for strong to severe storms across the Mid-South on Easter. With the growing threat for severe storms, we have declared tomorrow a First Alert Weather Day.
This years forecast from CSU calls for 2020 to be a rather active season. This includes a forecast for 16 named tropical storms, 8 of them becoming hurricanes, and four of those storms reaching the destructive “major” hurricane category.
A cold front to our west will roll into the Mid-South around 4 pm and continue producing showers and storms through midnight tonight, starting in Eastern Arkansas and then moving into West Tennessee and North Mississippi.
More than $1 million in disaster loans have been approved by the U. S. Small Business Administration for Tennessee businesses and residents with losses resulting from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding March 3, 2020.
There will be a chance for strong to severe thunderstorms in the Mid-South late Thursday night into early Friday morning. As a cold front pushes into the area, it will interact with a warm, unstable air mass.
On Feb. 5, 2008, we were under the gun here in the Mid-South. There was a huge and deadly tornado outbreak not only for us in the Mid-South but also for much of the southern United States. This outbreak is known as the “Super Tuesday Outbreak."
A strong low-pressure system brought an intense line of rain and storms to parts of the Mid-South early Saturday morning, including damaging wind and the chance reports of isolated tornadoes. We declared Saturday a First Alert Weather Day.
Strong south winds will bring moisture into the region from the Gulf of Mexico by the end of the week. A potent low-pressure system will push an intense line of rain and storms through Friday night into Saturday morning.