Severe weather threat diminshes across the Mid-South

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Published: Feb. 20, 2022 at 7:47 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2022 at 10:46 AM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The National Weather Service has CANCELED the Tornado Watch for the Mid-South as of 10 A.M. Tuesday.

A cold front will continue to push through through the day. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

While our severe weather threat is low, heavy rain will continue to impact the area.

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Flooding has been reported for areas throughout the Mid-South Tuesday morning.

The flooding threat will continue through the day as heavy rainfall and excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks.

A Flood Watch is in effect for much of the Mid-South through Wednesday morning.

Please avoid floodwater and do not drive through any flooded roadways!

Flood Watch in effect until Wednesday Morning, Feb 23, 2022
Flood Watch in effect until Wednesday Morning, Feb 23, 2022(WMC)

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


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First Alert Weather Day updates:

10:00 a.m. -- Tornado Watch CANCELED an hour early

6:23 a.m. -- Flood Advisory issued for Craighead and Poinsett counties until 8:15 a.m. Minor flooding is expected in low-lying and poor drainage areas.

5:52 a.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Craighead and Mississippi counties until 6:30 a.m. Severe thunderstorm located over Caraway moving east at 55 mph.

5:27 a.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Greene, Craighead, Mississippi, Clay, Pemiscot and Dunklin counties until 6:15 a.m. Wing gusts to reach 60 mph with penny-size hail.

5:05 a.m. -- The National Weather Service is issuing a Tornado Warning for Craighead County, Arkansas until 5:45 a.m.

4:46 a.m. -- Poinsett, Greene, Craighead, Clay, Dunklin and Mississippi counties in Arkansas under Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:30 a.m. Hazards include wind gusts of 60 mph and penny-size hail. Expect damage to roofs, siding and trees, according to the National Weather Service.

3:56 a.m. -- Tornado Watch issued for Lonoke, Prarie, White, Jackson and Woodruff counties in Arkansas through 11 a.m.

3:52 a.m. -- National Weather Service issues Tornado Watch for Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Mississippi, Poinsett and St. Francis counties in Arkansas and Benton, Crockett, Carroll, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, Obion, Shelby, Tipton and Weakly counties in Tennessee through 11 a.m.

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