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Severe Weather Potential Tonight and Sunday Across the Mid South

Severe weather is expected today through Sunday. The greatest severe weather threat will be tonight across areas north of Interstate 40 where widespread wind damage is likely. In addition to wind damage, large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible. Please remain weather aware. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Sat, May. 27, 2017 at 8:06:32 pm CDT

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Today and Tonight: An initial round of severe thunderstorms is expected this morning across northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, west Tennessee, and portions of far northern Mississippi. Damaging winds and large hail are expected with a line of storms moving across the region. These storms should exit our eastern areas by early afternoon. For later this evening and tonight, there is a Moderate Risk for severe thunderstorms north of a line from Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Dyersburg, Tennessee, to Martin, Tennessee. There is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms south of the Moderate risk and north of a line from Marvell, Arkansas, to Hernando, Mississippi, to Savannah, Tennessee. The Enhanced Risk area includes the Memphis Metropolitan Area. The primary severe weather threat will be damaging winds, which may be widespread and significant. In addition, large hail and isolated tornadoes are also possible. The primary timing for severe weather will be later this evening and overnight. A Slight Risk for severe weather remains across the remainder of the area. Although not as widespread, the potential will exist for severe storms in these locations tonight. Sunday through next Friday: There is a Slight Risk for Severe Thunderstorms across the entire Mid South on Sunday and Sunday night. The primary severe weather risks during this period will be damaging winds and large hail.
Next round of organized thunderstorms will arrive in the northern Midsouth counties early this evening...reaching the Memphis metro before Midnight. Damaging winds and large hail continue to be the greatest threats with a few gusts potentially exceeding 70 mph, especially in the Moderate and Enhanced risk areas. Thus numerous fallen trees and some structural damage is anticipated, esepcially for those living in mobile homes. Isolated tornadoes and flash flooding are also possible. Convection will exit the far southeast Midsouth counties late tonight...however there is the potential for additional severe storms to develop mainly south of I-40 tomorrow.

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 Latest observation from the NWS office at  the Agricenter in east Memphis
7:53 PM