Strong thunderstorms possible Sunday night

Updated: Mar. 12, 2021 at 9:27 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible Sunday night into early Monday morning as a cold front sweeps through the Mid-South.

The SPC has placed the Mid-South under a Slight Risk (2/5) for severe weather.
The SPC has placed the Mid-South under a Slight Risk (2/5) for severe weather.(WMC)

With temperatures in the 60s and 70s, the front will interact with warm, moisture rich air. This will help fuel thunderstorms that could produce damaging wind gusts and heavy rain at times and although the tornado threat is low, we can’t rule out a tornado in the Mississippi Delta.

Heavy rain and lightning will be likely after 10 pm Sunday night through around 9 am Monday morning. Heavy downpours could be in Eastern Arkansas by midnight and right along the leading edge or right as the storms are moving in, there could be some gusty wind.

Futurecast 12 am
Futurecast 12 am(WMC)

Overnight, storms will track east of the Mississippi River and could be moving into Memphis and Shelby County after midnight and heavy rain will be possible.

Futurecast MON 2 AM
Futurecast MON 2 AM(WMC)

Rain will continue to move east and areas in north Mississippi and areas adjacent to the Tennessee River Valley in west Tennessee could have a wet morning commute.

Futurecast 7 AM
Futurecast 7 AM(WMC)

Rain will end for the Mid-South around 9 am on Monday morning and skies will gradually become partly cloudy in the afternoon.

Estimated rain totals
Estimated rain totals(WMC)

Rainfall totals will be near an half inch or more in spots that pick up pockets of heavy rain. We will continue to update you on the storm threats and timing as the front tracks closer.

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