A rare HIGH WIND WARNING in effect Friday following morning thunderstorms
Strong winds will be a big concern even after the storms pass
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A low pressure system will continue to track across the Mid-South Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a rare HIGH WIND WARNING (gold) for much of the Mid-South through 6 PM Friday. This means wind gusts not associated with thunderstorms may approach 60 mph throughout the day.
For locations in the WIND ADVISORY (orange), south winds 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph can be expected.
These strong winds will remain throughout the day, even after the storms depart.
These strong winds coupled with the saturated soils may knock down trees across the area and cause power outages.
If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows.
Use caution if you must drive.
Wind speeds are expected to subside around sunset.
Additionally, excessive runoff from the morning storms may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
A FLOOD WATCH remains in effect for the entire Mid-South through noon Friday.
Additionally, temperatures will drop throughout the day with temperatures in the 50s during the afternoon.
Generally dry weather is expected across the area this afternoon.
STAY ALERT: Stay tuned to the First Alert Weather Team.
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You’ll also have a live, interactive radar and should any advisories or warnings be issued for your location you will get them instantly on your phone or tablet.
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