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McNairy County mayor declares State of Emergency after major flooding and damage in Selmer area

Saharan Dust moving into the Mid-South, but no need to run and hide

  Trees down, flash flooding reported in Helena-West Helena

Blog: Pattern keeps us mostly dry but wet for the east

Marginal Risk for severe weather tonight

Sheriff reports flooding near highway in DeSoto County

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Tracking TD Cristobal & impacts on the Mid-South

Cristobal makes landfall, tracking potential Mid-South impacts

Tracking potential Mid-South impacts from Tropical Storm Cristobal

FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning now active across Mid-South

Cristobal downgraded to Tropical Depression; latest track includes Mid-South

TS Cristobal could bring rain to the Mid-South

T.S. Cristobal: The earliest third named storm

T.S. Cristobal: The earliest third named storm

A tropical system could form in the Gulf this week

A tropical system could form in the Gulf this week

  Breakdown: Why cicadas will be louder this year

Breakdown: Bugs are back: Why cicadas will be louder this year

Bertha downgraded to Tropical Depression, moving across Carolinas

Six hours after the National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Bertha, the latest update has downgraded the storm to a Tropical Depression.

  Earle woman’s home destroyed in wind storm

NOAA predicts ‘above average’ 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

Cut off low causing mostly clouds for us & flooding east

Hurricane season starting early: Will that mean more storms?

Watching the tropics: Hurricane season could arrive early

A Warmer pattern will return to the Mid-South

Polar vortex could bring rare May snow, low temps to US East

The polar vortex could bring rare May snowfall and record-low temperatures to some areas over the Mother’s Day weekend.

Severe storms moving into the Mid-South prompt watches and warnings

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.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking showers, a few severe storms Sunday & Monday

A cold front will bring the potential for a few strong to severe storms across parts of the Mid-South. With locations north of I-40 having the greatest risk to see any severe weather.

New timing on strong storms that could arrive tonight

New timing and data on the risk of severe storms tonight

Strong storms possible Tuesday night into Wednesday

Strong storms possible Tuesday night into Wednesday

FIRST ALERT: Tracking a threat for storms Friday night into Saturday morning

The First Alert Weather Team will be tracking a low pressure system that will push into the Mid-South from the west.

FIRST ALERT: Low end threat for storms Friday night into Saturday morning

The active spring pattern looks to continue as we track our next storm system that will roll into the Mid-South late Friday into the morning hours on Saturday.

FIRST ALERT: Active spring continues; Tracking more storms across Mid-South Wednesday night

April is one of the busiest times for storms across the southeast and the First Alert Weather team is again tracking the potential for strong to severe storms this evening and overnight.

Parts of the Mid-South upgraded to a slight risk of severe weather Wednesday

Threat of strong to severe storms Wednesday eveing

First Meteor Shower of spring peaks tonight

First meteor shower of the spring

A few strong storms possible mid-week

Low threat for severe weather Wednesday

Mississippi Strong: WMC, Red Cross launch fundraiser for tornado victims

Gray Television has partnered with the Red Cross to help these Mississippians impacted by the Easter Sunday tornadoes.

  Widest tornado in Mississippi history struck on Easter 2020

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.

Southeast bracing for more storms this weekend; low risk for Mid-South

April is one of the busiest times for storms across the Southeast and meteorologist across the Deep South are preparing for more severe weather that will roll into the region this weekend.

Blog: Night-time tornadoes are most frequent in the Mid-South

Night-tie tornadoes in the Mid-South

Why there were no tornadoes in the Mid-South

Why there were no tornadoes in the Mid-South on Easter Sunday

Tree falls on home, kills woman during storms in Panola County

Authorities in Panola County found a woman dead after storms ripped through Mississippi.

MEMA releases initial damage report, confirms 11 dead in Easter storms

These are initial reports, numbers could increase or decrease throughout Monday.

Storm damage leads to multiple road closures in DeSoto County

After severe weather ripped through the Mid-South, multiple roads in DeSoto County are closed for repairs.

  Strong storms strike Helena-West Helena, Arkansas over Easter weekend

Multiple buildings are damaged and emergency communication is down after severe storms moved through the Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.

Storms, strong winds knock out power to 125,000 Arkansans

More than 125,000 people were without power Monday morning after strong storms packing fierce winds rolled across Arkansas.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Gusty winds and strong storms still possible for the Mid-South tonight

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.

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Current weather alerts across the Mid-South

The WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team is currently tracking the potential for severe weather across the region.

  FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms likely Easter Sunday

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front moves into the Mid-South.

Mississippi leaders give update on storm safety during COVID-19 pandemic

It is a unique time across the county with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and now the potential for severe storms, many people are wondering how to safely seek shelter during these usual times.

Sunday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tracking strong to severe storms on Easter

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.

Sunday is a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Tracking strong to severe storms on Easter

The WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team is tracking the potential for strong to severe storms across the Mid-South on Easter Sunday.

  Harrisburg residents, National Weather Service assess damage left in EF-2 tornado’s wake

Dozens of homes in the town and the county were damaged, Sheriff Kevin Molder said.

Chamber of Commerce, others collecting donations for Harrisburg tornado victims

The Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce is collecting items for those affected by the April 8 tornado.

  VIDEO: Twister causes damage, injuries in Poinsett County

Just outside Weiner, Arkansas, Cade Greeno recorded video of the large twister illuminated by lightning strikes.

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

The WMC Action News 5 First Alert Weather team is tracking the potential for strong to severe storms across the Mid-South this Wednesday evening into the early morning hours on Thursday.

Brightest supermoon in 2020 tonight!

Tuesday Afternoon Weather

Strong storms possible late Wednesday

Wednesday's Severe Weather Risk

Colorado State University predicts ‘above average’ 2020 hurricane season

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.

FIRST ALERT: Tracking rain & storms Saturday afternoon and evening

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.

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

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.

Strong storms possible Thursday night and Friday morning

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.

  March Supermoon will be 2nd closest of 2020

The last full moon of winter is going to occur Monday night. March’s supermoon, called the Super Worm Moon, will be the second closest of the three full supermoons of 2020.

  President Donald Trump visits Tennessee to tour tornado damage

President Donald Trump plans to visit Tennessee Friday to tour tornado damage. Two tornadoes hit middle Tennessee Tuesday morning, killing 24 people.

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

Officials in Putnam County gave an update on recovery efforts two days after a deadly tornado.

  Nashville city leaders give another update on middle Tennessee tornado recovery

Many in the Music City are still recovering after tornadoes hit middle Tennessee. City leaders plan to give another update concerning the recovery efforts Nashville has made so far.

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

Some of the world's favorite country music stars, many who call Nashville home, reacted to the deadly tornadoes in the hours that followed.

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

Widespread damage and two dozen deaths have been reported after tornadoes in Nashville and middle Tennessee overnight.

  Deadly tornadoes impact Super Tuesday in Tennessee

While the Shelby County Election Commission reports no major issues with voting Tuesday, in Nashville some precincts had to be consolidated because of the tornado and polls opened late.

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

Leaders across the state of Tennessee are surveying damages after tornadoes ripped through the Nashville area overnight.

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

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."

  President set to visit Nashville Friday in wake of deadly tornadoes

“Our hearts are full of sorrow for the lives that are lost,” said Trump.

  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.