Today is a First Alert Weather Day
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -Today is a First Alert Weather Day! Hurricane Ida made landfall early in the afternoon on Sunday as a category 4 hurricane near Grand Isle, Louisiana. Ida continues to weaken as it tracks north, but it will bring periods of rain and some of it could be heavy at times especially in north Mississippi and gusty wind to the Mid-South through early Tuesday.
The National Weather Service has placed a good portion of north Mississippi and west Tennessee under a Flash Flood Watch through Tuesday. Flooding will be possible in these areas of the Mid-South with the threat for heavy pockets of rain.
The severe weather threat remains low for tornadoes but can’t be completely ruled out. Most of the Mid-South is not included in a severe weather risk but eastern sections of McNairy County in west Tennessee and western Alcorn County in north Mississippi remain under a marginal risk category 1 out of 5.
Based on the latest info, rainfall totals will vary and the highest amounts will fall in north Mississippi with the heaviest rain bands from the remnants of Ida. 1-2″ inches will be possible from Oxford to Corinth to Selmer.
In addition, the threat for gusty winds will be possible late afternoon and into tonight. Some areas could receive gusts as high as 35 mph. Some power outages may be possible but widespread outages are not expected.
Although, most of the widespread heavy rain will fall on Monday there will still be some periods of off and on rain into early Tuesday as the remnants of Ida move to the north and east. By Wednesday, the rain will be gone and sunshine will return.
Also, be sure to follow WMC Action News 5 and the First Alert Weather Team on social media for additional updates.
You can also track the storm and get the latest updates from the National Hurricane Center on the First Alert Weather app. If you don’t have the app then take a moment to download for Apple or Android it to your smartphone or tablet. It’s FREE and will give you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for your specific location. You will also have a live, interactive radar and should any advisories or warnings be issued for your location you will get them instantly on your phone or tablet.
Stay weather aware now through Tuesday and stay with WMC Action News 5 for additional updates and information.
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