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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

Officials: 5 people killed in Calhoun Co. tornado identified

Continued Coverage

Heavy damage reported in Helena, Ala. after possible tornado

  First Alert Weather Day continues: Isolated storms are still possible

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  MEMA braces for severe weather, urges families to prepare

  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

  Damage reported in Wayne County after tornado

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

Weather siren in Bartlett not working, according to police

  Today is a First Alert Weather Day: Severe weather likely

  Do this now to prepare for Wednesday’s 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.

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  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.

Blog: Tropical Storm Eta-why we should monitor this one

Blog: Tropical Storm Eta-why we should monitor this one

The remnants of Zeta will likely bring rain to the Mid-South

The remnants of Zeta will likely bring rain to the Mid-South

Tropical Storm Zeta could have impacts on the Mid-South

Tropical Storm Zeta

The 26th named storm has formed in the Atlantic

TS Epsilon is the 26th named storm of the season

Hurricane Delta poised to make landfall Friday and then make a move toward the Mid-South

Remnants of the storm are still on track to move through the Mid-South this weekend.

Hurricane Delta heading toward the Louisiana coast

Hurricane Delta takes aim at the Louisiana coast

Tropical Storm Delta-we need to watch this one

Tropical Storm Delta will track into the Gulf by the end of the week

Not Again! Tropical Storm Beta & Mid-South Impacts

Tropical Storm Beta set to make landfall in eastern Texas. As Beta moves inland and weaken, see how the storm will impact our weather.

The NHC is out of hurricane names for 2020; here’s what happens next

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was expected to be an active one and it certainly has lived up to the hype.

Hurricane Sally & 3 other tropical systems

Tracking Hurricane Sally and three other systems

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of the Mid-South

A tornado warning for parts of eastern Arkansas has expired, but the First Alert Weather team is still tracking the storm as it moves into Shelby County.

Both systems have become tropical storms as of this afternoon

Watching two systems in the tropics but more activity is likely as we near the peak of hurricane season

Mississippi water rescue team continues to assist in Louisiana with Hurricane Laura impact

The Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue team has arrived in Iowa, La. and is working on establishing a base for their operations.

  Church, homes damaged by possible tornadoes, thousands without power

The remnants of Laura took a toll on Northeast Arkansas Thursday night, spawning destructive tornadoes.

  Arkansas church destroyed by tornado, congregation rebuilds for a second time

A congregation of more than 100 people in Lake City, Arkansas, is devastated after their church was destroyed by a tornado, part of the remnants of Hurricane Laura.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tornado warnings issued as remnants of Laura reach the Mid-South

Though weakened from the Category 4 hurricane that made landfall in Cameron, Louisiana Wednesday night, Laura still poses a small tornado threat for the Mid-South.