First Alert to strong thunderstorms overnight through early Monday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A cold front will bring thunderstorms in the Mid-South overnight Sunday through Monday morning. There is currently a 3 out of 5 risk for severe thunderstorms in eastern Arkansas and a slight risk 2 out of 5 for most of the Mid-South which includes Memphis and Shelby County. A small section south of the I-40 corridor in west Tennessee, and north Mississippi are under a 1 out of 5 risk, for severe storms.
THREATS: The primary concern with storms will be damaging wind gusts. However, some storms could also have small hail. The tornado threat is very low, we can’t completely rule it out.
TIMING: Scattered showers and storms will arrive along the cold front after 1 am Monday and continue through early afternoon. It will be warm ahead of the front, which will help fuel thunderstorms. The risk for severe storms are lower for Monday morning but a storm or two could reach severe limits. The threats will be mainly the same as Sunday night with any stronger storms on Monday.
Rainfall totals will be under 1″ in most areas with a few higher amounts.
The First Alert Storm Tracking Team will continue to monitor this weather event, so stay tuned for updates!
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