First Alert: Severe Thunderstorm Warnings canceled for Mid-South

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Showers and storms will come to an end by 7 p.m. as a cold front quickly races south and east. Our Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been canceled.


Some heavy rain and gusty winds remains for portions of northern Mississippi. As a result, the Storm Prediction Center has placed a MARGINAL RISK and SLIGHT RISK over portions of the Mid-South. The main concern with this system is the threat of damaging wind and hail.

Slight risk for severe storms
Slight risk for severe storms(WMC)

Everyone in the Mid-South should stay weather aware . If you have a weather radio make sure it is ON and the volume is UP in the event of any warnings or advisories being issued.

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We’re tracking the storm live. See the latest warnings, damage reports, power outages and more below.

7:00 p.m. -- The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been canceled for all of the Mid-South.

3:03 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southeastern Poinsett, southwestern Mississippi and northeastern Crittenden counties in Arkansas and central Tipton, southwestern Lauderdale and northwestern Shelby counties in Tennessee until 3:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm was located near Dyes moving southeast at 40 mph with radar-indicated 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-size hail.

3 p.m. -- A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued for parts of northeast Arkansas and west Tennessee until 6 p.m.

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