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FIRST ALERT: Incoming cold front brings threat for severe weather tonight

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:35 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2021 at 7:05 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The First Alert Storm Tracking Team is monitoring the potential for severe overnight tonight as a cold front moves through.

TIMING: Showers and storms will most from west to east between Midnight and 7 AM (Monday).

THREATS: Potential threats are damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall.

Severe weather remains possible overnight tonight as a cold front moves across the Mid-South....
Severe weather remains possible overnight tonight as a cold front moves across the Mid-South. Potential threats are damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes, and heavy rainfall.(WMC)

WHERE: The greatest threat of the strongest storms for areas along and west of the Mississippi River.

The Storm Prediction has outlined most of the Mid-South under a Marginal to Slight risk, with...
The Storm Prediction has outlined most of the Mid-South under a Marginal to Slight risk, with the greatest threat of the strongest storms for areas along and west of the MS River.(WMC)

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a Slight Risk (Level 2/3) and Marginal Risk (Level 1/5) for most of the Mid-South with an Enhanced Risk (Level 3/5) encompassing portions of Poinsett, Mississippi, and Dyer counties in the Action News 5 viewing area.

Understanding categories from The Storm Prediction Center
Understanding categories from The Storm Prediction Center(SPC)

As mentioned previously, the generally timeframe for storms to start (in eastern Arkansas) will be around Midnight, but it is possible the main line could arrive a bit earlier, says the Memphis National Weather Service.

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The First Alert Storm Tracking Team will continue to monitor this weather event, so stay tuned for updates!

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