(WREG) The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire WREG News Channel 3 viewing area a moderate risk overnight and into Monday
Check these maps for the latest. Those official classifications can be confusing, but our weather team encourages you to keep in touch with what's happening with the weather on television and online.
A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF NORTH MISSISSIPPI INTO PORTIONS
OF WEST TENNESSEE. A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE MIDSOUTH. A FEW TORNADOES...DAMAGING WINDS
AND LARGE HAIL MAY OCCUR. TORNADOES MAY BE STRONG ESPECIALLY IN THE
MODERATE RISK AREA.
THE THREAT FOR ORGANIZED SEVERE WEATHER WILL SHIFT TO NORTHEAST
HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF
THUNDERSTORMS MONDAY AND TUESDAY. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH HAS BEEN
ISSUED FOR ALL THE MIDSOUTH.
A WIND ADVISORY MAY BECOME NECESSARY FOR PORTIONS OF THE AREA MONDAY.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
THE ACTIVATION OF STORM SPOTTERS...HAM RADIO OPERATORS...AND
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS WILL BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY.
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The National Weather Service recommends you take the following steps:
- Have a family emergency plan.
- If a tornado threatens, go to the lowest level of your home and shelter in the most interior room, like a closet or bathroom and cover with pillows or blankets.
- Residents in mobile homes or manufactured housing should have a safe place to wait out the severe weather.
- When riding in a vehicle never attempt to outrun a tornado. You should abandon the vehicle and get into a nearby sturdy structure.
- If you encounter flood covered roads, remember the phrase, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.”
- Check and restock your emergency supply kit in case you are without electricity for an extended period of time.
- During a severe weather event, be sure to wear shoes and have your identification with you.