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  VIDEO: Twister causes damage, injuries in Poinsett County

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tracking strong to severe storms Wednesday night into Thursday morning

Brightest supermoon in 2020 tonight!

Strong storms possible late Wednesday

Colorado State University predicts ‘above average’ 2020 hurricane season

FIRST ALERT: Tracking rain & storms Saturday afternoon and evening

Continued Coverage

  SBA approves over $1M in disaster loans after Tennessee tornadoes

Strong storms possible Thursday night and Friday morning

  March Supermoon will be 2nd closest of 2020

  President Donald Trump visits Tennessee to tour tornado damage

  Putnam County officials give update on storm recovery efforts 2 days after deadly tornado

  Nashville city leaders give another update on middle Tennessee tornado recovery

NWS: Tornado that hit Nashville and Mt. Juliet was on the ground for 50 miles

The path stretched roughly 50.25 miles from beginning to end, starting in the John C. Tune area and ending 3.5 miles west of Gordonsville.

  NWS: Putnam County damage caused by EF-4 tornado

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado that hit Putnam County early Tuesday morning was an EF-4.

How to help Tennesseans affected by Super Tuesday tornadoes

As damage assessment continues following the overnight tornadoes in middle Tennessee, many are asking how they can help the victims.

  Nashville leaders host news conference after tornadoes hit middle Tennessee

The mayor of Nashville, John Cooper, plans to host a news conference after devastating tornadoes ripped through the Music City.

Nashville stars react to deadly middle Tennessee tornadoes

  NWS gives preliminary ratings for tornadoes that hit middle Tennessee; at least 24 dead

  Deadly tornadoes impact Super Tuesday in Tennessee

  Gov. Bill Lee says search for survivors continues as individuals remain unaccounted for following overnight tornadoes

  A look back at Memphis’ Super Tuesday tornado outbreak 12 years ago

  President set to visit Nashville Friday in wake of deadly tornadoes

  AERIAL VIDEO: Drone captures damage above Mount Juliet after deadly tornadoes

Early morning drone footage shows houses ripped apart in the Nashville suburb of Mount Juliet after tornadoes hit central Tennessee overnight.

  State of emergency declared for Tennessee after deadly tornadoes

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency declared a level three state of emergency for Tennessee after deadly tornadoes ripped through Nashville and Cookeville early Tuesday morning.

Severe weather threat this evening & mostly dry for Super Tuesday

Blog: Severe weather threat possible this evening

Ministry to provide laundry services, personal care kits to Mississippi flood victims

The team will be set up at the Home Depot on Interstate 55 North Frontage Rd. Jackson MS 39213.

A few strong storms possible this afternoon

A few strong storms possible this afternoon

Mainly rain, but a few snowflakes aren’t out of the question Thursday morning

Mainly rain, but a few snowflakes aren’t out of the question Thursday morning

State Board of Contractors offers tips to home owners affected by flooding to avoid scams

Homeowners can use MSBOC online resources at to check the license status of the contractor they plan to hire, and to get tips on wise repair and improvement choices.

  61,000 Mississippians have flood insurance. Many flood victims are not among them.

Anyone with flood insurance would have had to have it 30 days before the flood for it to be activated.

Biloxi firefighters assist in rescuing man stranded in tree outside of Jackson

Some of Biloxi’s own firefighters took part in helping flood victims in Jackson.

  Why does the Pearl River flood if we have a reservoir that’s supposed to hold water?

A lot of people have asked the question: “Why does the Reservoir have to release water?”

  Local animal rescue saves animals stranded by floodwaters

“One dog was super scared and on a tiny piece of a tree trunk. The other pup was almost neck high in water..”

  TDOT to treat roads, bring in crews overnight for chance of winter weather

Nichole Lawrence with TDOT says crews will treat elevated surfaces late Thursday afternoon using a brine mixture. This includes bridges, overpasses and the flyover.

  FIRST ALERT: Tracking the chance for wintry weather tonight

Rain is impacting the Mid-South this Thursday morning, but we could see snow and sleet tonight.

Rain & storms plus the potential for wintry weather

Rain & storms plus the chance of snow

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.

Mississippi River predicted to reach flood stage at 3 Miss. cities by mid-January

The gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure were closed Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to high water.

Heavy rain brings flash flooding to Central Miss.

Several metro-area cities were affected by flash flooding Tuesday as heavy rains swept through central Mississippi.

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

Utility crews are continuing to work to restore power to people impacted by storms, as the heavy rains that pummeled the area now fill area rivers.

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

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.

  Tree falls on apartment building on East Parkway in Memphis

Two women were inside and said they heard what sounded like a very loud clap of thunder as the apartment vibrated.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking strong to severe storms early Saturday morning

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.

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

Severe weather is expected to hit the Mid-South tonight and tomorrow. So it’s best to be prepared now.

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

Blog: Marginal severe weather threat

15 tornadoes reported in Mississippi as governor declares state of emergency

Several tornadoes ripped through Mississippi on Monday, including tornadoes in Hinds, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Lee, and Amite counties.

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

Guntown, Mississippi destroyed by EF-2 tornado.

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

The town of Edwards was hit hard by tornadoes Monday.

  Memphis house fire blamed on lightning strike

A house fire in the Cooper-Young neighborhood is being blamed on a lightning strike.

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

A strong line of storms has prompted severe storm warnings for parts of northern Mississippi.

Rain along with a few strong storms for some

Blog: On Severe Threat Monday

  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

Ahead of the storm, the power company has put its crews on notice for the potential of a long night ahead restoring power to customers.

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

A cold front could bring the chance for severe weather Tuesday night.

Power outages affecting street lights, businesses across Memphis

Street lights were out in parts of Memphis, including a large section of Poplar.

Weather this week & holiday travel

Thanksgiving and travel this week

Blog: Catastrophic fires & blazing temperatures affect Australia

Blog: Catastrophic fires & blazing temperatures affect Australia

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

Blog: Hurricane season is almost over but not so fast!

  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.