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Weekend Severe Weather & Flood Briefing: Issued Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:30 PM CDT

Severe weather and flash flooding is expected across the Mid South this weekend. The severe weather and flash flooding threat will exist north of Interstate 40 for Friday night and across the entire Mid South late Saturday night into Sunday. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 at 9:29:29 pm CDT

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.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight No hazardous weather is expected at this time. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday Severe thunderstorms are expected Friday night with an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms north of I-40. Severe weather will be possible across most of the Mid-South, but will be most likely north of Interstate 40. Additional severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday night into Sunday. Large hail and damaging winds will be the primary threats for any thunderstorms that reach severe limits. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to produce heavy rainfall across portions of the Mid-South Friday night into the weekend. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for East and Northeast Arkansas, the Missouri Bootheel, and far Northwest Tennessee. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding and river flooding as rainfall totals may reach 3-7 inches with localized higher amounts possible, especially over northeast Arkansas. Please continue to monitor the latest forecasts for updates regarding this severe weather potential into the upcoming weekend. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation will likely be needed for Friday night into the weekend in support of severe weather operations.
Excessive Rainfall is forecast across the Mid South this weekend with flash flooding and river flooding expected. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches, with locally higher amounts, are expected across northeast Arkansas and the Missouri Bootheel through the weekend. Elsewhere across the Mid South, rainfall totals between 2 and 4 inches, with locally higher amounts, are likely.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along and north of a warm front on Friday evening and continue through the overnight hours. The greatest severe weather potential will be along and north of a line from Jonesboro, Arkansas, to Dyersburg, Tennessee. The primary severe weather threats will be large hail, some to golf ball size or larger, and flash flooding. There will be secondary threats for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

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 Latest observation from the NWS office at  the Agricenter in east Memphis
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