Mid-South tornado warnings expire as storm moves east

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Published: Mar. 25, 2022 at 9:03 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2022 at 6:40 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There are no active TORNADO WARNINGS in the Mid-South. One SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING remains in effect (see alerts and timing below).

TIMING: The main threat has ended for the Mid-South. A few lingering non-severe showers or storms possible through evening.

WHERE: All of west Tennessee, north Mississippi and parts of eastern Arkansas sit in a Moderate Risk (Level 4/5).

Mid-South severe weather risk for 3/30/22
Mid-South severe weather risk for 3/30/22(WMC First Alert Weather)

IMPACTS: Damaging winds will be the main threat. Some of the strongest thunderstorms could produce wind gusts up to 70 mph.

All modes of severe weather are possible, including quick spin-up tornadoes. A strong tornado could occur across north Mississippi.

Heavy rain resulting in localized flash flooding is also likely. As always do not drive through flooded roadways.

Severe Risk: 4/5 for Wednesday
Severe Risk: 4/5 for Wednesday(WMC)

There will be widespread wind gusts greater than 50 mph and isolated wind gusts to 60 mph ahead of a line of thunderstorms that will move across the region this afternoon.

Power outages and downed trees are expected.

Travel will be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

A High Wind Warning has been issued for the Mid-South today.

High Wind Warning is in effect until 7pm Wednesday.
High Wind Warning is in effect until 7pm Wednesday.(wmc)

National Weather Service Alerts:

6:39 p.m. -- Severe thunderstorm warning for McNairy and Alcorn counties until 7:45 p.m.

6:24 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Crockett, Hardeman and Haywood counties until 7 p.m.

6:08 p.m. -- Tornado Watch canceled for Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, Dyer, Lauderdale, DeSoto, Tate, Panola and Lafayette counties.

6:03 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Crockett, Fayette, Hardeman and Haywood counties until 6:30 p.m.

5:59 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for McNairy, Tippah, Hardeman, Benton and Alcorn counties until 6:45 p.m.

5:54 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Tippah County until 6:30 p.m.

5:39 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for southeastern Fayette and western Hardeman counties until 6:15 p.m.

5:26 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Lafayette County until 6 p.m.

5:23 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Shelby and DeSoto counties expired.

5:21 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for eastern Lafayette County in northwestern Mississippi until 6 p.m.

5:12 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for northeastern Lafayette County in northwestern Mississippi, Marshall County in northwestern Mississippi, Tippah County in northeastern Mississippi, Benton County in northeastern Mississippi, Southwestern Alcorn County in northeastern Mississippi, Southeastern Tipton County in western Tennessee, Fayette County in western Tennessee, Hardeman County in western Tennessee, Haywood County in western Tennessee and Eastern Shelby County in western Tennessee until 6 p.m.

5:10 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Fayette and Shelby counties until 5:45 p.m.

5:06 p.m. -- Tornado Watch canceled for Crittenden, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips and St. Francis counties in Arkansas; and Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties in Mississippi.

5:01 p.m. -- NWS Memphis reports the Tornado Warnings remain in effect for Germantown, Collierville, Senatobia and Byhalia. Take shelter now if you are in these areas.

4:53 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for DeSoto and Shelby counties until 5:30. This includes Collierville and Germantown.

4:51 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Tate, DeSoto and Marshall counties in Mississippi until 5:15.

4:45 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lafayette County and Panola County in northwestern Mississippi until 5:30 p.m.

4:23 p.m. -- Tornado Warning is expired for Mississippi County in Arkansas and southwest Lauderdale County in Tennessee.

4:17 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Mississippi County in Arkansas and Tipton and Shelby Counties in Tennessee until 5 p.m.

4:14 p.m. -- Tornado Watch canceled for Poinsett and Cross counties.

4:06 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Mississippi County in Arkansas and Dyer and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee.

4:04 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Crittenden County in Arkansas; Desoto, Tunica, Quitman and Panola counties in Mississippi; and Shelby County in Tennessee until 4:45 p.m.

3:57 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning in parts of Quitman and Panola counties in Mississippi until 4:45 p.m.

3:45 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for Lee, Phillips and Tunica counties until 4:30 p.m.

3:39 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for southwest Mississippi County in Arkansas and southwest Lauderdale County in Tennessee until 4:30 p.m.

3:39 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Dyer County until 4:30 p.m.

3:26 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Lee and Phillips counties in Arkansas and Coahoma, Tunica and Quitman counties in Mississippi until 4:15 p.m.

3:22 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Poinsett, Mississippi, Crittenden and Cross counties in Arkansas and Tipton and Shelby counties in Tennessee until 4:15 p.m.

3:16 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi counties in Arkansas and Tipton, Dyer and Lauderdale counties in Tennessee until 4 p.m.

3:08 p.m. -- Tornado Warning canceled for Poinsett, Mississippi and Crittenden counties.

3:06 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Lee, St. Francis and Phillips counties until 3:30 p.m.

2:53 p.m. -- Tornado Warning for parts of Poinsett, Mississippi and Crittenden counties until 3:45 p.m.

2:39 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Craighead, Poinsett, Mississippi, Crittenden, Cross and Tipton counties until 3:15 p.m.

2:25 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Craighead, Poinsett and Cross counties until 3:15 p.m.

2:14 p.m. -- Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Craighead and Poinsett counties until 2:45 p.m.

12:21 p.m. -- Tornado Watch in effect until 8 p.m. for parts of West Tennessee, north Mississippi and east Arkansas:

  • Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton and Weakley counties
  • Mississippi: Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Coahoma, DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union and Yalobusha counties
  • Arkansas: Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lee, Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis Counties.

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