First Alert to thunderstorms tonight with wet weather continuing through Easter Sunday

April 15, 2022
Severe Weather Risk for Friday PM - Saturday AM
Severe Weather Risk for Friday PM - Saturday AM(WMC)
Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 7:35 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 15, 2022 at 11:53 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - There is a low-end threat for severe thunderstorms late tonight into early Saturday morning across the Mid-South.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has outlined the Mid-South under a Level 1 threat for storms. This means scattered severe thunderstorms are possible but typically are short-lived and not widespread. Intense severe thunderstorms are possible under this category but are isolated in nature.

IMPACTS: Damaging winds and large hail as the main severe weather threats. Localized heavy rainfall is also possible.

Severe Weather Risk for Friday night - Saturday morning
Severe Weather Risk for Friday night - Saturday morning(WMC)

Showers and thunderstorms will continue Saturday, especially over north Mississippi where isolated strong to severe storms will remain possible.

Additionally, heavy rain may evolve into a threat over north Mississippi tomorrow into tomorrow night. High temperatures tomorrow should be in the mid 60s to mid 70s.

Severe Weather Risk for Saturday, April 16, 2022
Severe Weather Risk for Saturday, April 16, 2022(WMC)

Unfortunately, it also looks wet most of the day on Easter Sunday.

Locally heavy rainfall will be the main threat Sunday. The area should see 1 to 2 inches of rainfall over the weekend, with locally higher amounts possible.

Given the recent heavy rainfall earlier this week, the National Weather Service may issued a Flood Watch this weekend.

Estimated Rainfall through Sunday, April 17, 2022
Estimated Rainfall through Sunday, April 17, 2022(WMC)

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

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