FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe storms possible Wednesday

Published: Apr. 1, 2023 at 7:36 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2023 at 3:35 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A cold front moving through the Mid-South is bringing a line of storms along with it. Some storms could be severe.

THREATS: The primary threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts, especially in the 3 out of 5 risk area.

Some storms may also produce large hail.

There is a low threat for tornadoes, but we still can’t rule out one or two tornadoes.

Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is also possible.

A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for portions of the Mid-South through Thursday afternoon.

Two to three inches of rain with locally higher amounts are possible tonight through early Thursday afternoon along a front that will become stationary across portions of West Tennessee and North Mississippi.

Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.


TIMING: Most of the area will see storms develop around 11 AM and continue until 6 PM.

The front will stall in north Mississippi on Wednesday night, so rain will continue there until Thursday morning.

However, instability will drop significantly after 6 PM and severe weather will no longer be a concern.

Low temperatures will fall to the upper 40s and low 50s overnight.

STAY ALERT: Stay tuned to the First Alert Weather Team for more details.

You can watch our live updates on Apple TV, Roku TV and Fire TV if Tornado Warnings are issued.

Be sure to download the WMC First Alert weather app for Apple or Android to your smartphone or tablet. It’s FREE and will give you instant access to current weather conditions and forecasts for your specific location.

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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