Severe thunderstorm warnings active east of Shelby County

Storm clouds in Bartlett / Courtesy Jodie Barber

Storm clouds in Bartlett / Courtesy Jodie Barber

WREG-TV — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for counties east and northeast of Shelby County.

Multiple lightning strikes have been detected in this storm system.

Much of the area is also under a tornado watch.

Just after 7 p.m., play was suspended at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. This is the third day in a row the tournament has been impacted by severe weather.

Several tornado warnings were issued earlier in the evening.

At 5:15 p.m., NWS radar indicated a tornado near Hickory Flats, traveling southeast at 30 mph.

Earlier in the day, NWS radar indicated a tornado near Montezuma at 4:32 p.m.

There may be more watches and warnings for the Mid-South as the evening progresses.

Stay with WREG for updates, and download our app for severe weather alerts.

During severe weather, tune in to WREG for live coverage or watch online.

If you are under a tornado warning, the NWS advises you seek shelter on the the lowest floor of a building, in an interior hallway or room. Cover your body with blankets or pillows, and stay away from windows.

If you’re in a mobile home or vehicle, get inside a building or lie flat in the nearest ditch or other low spot and cover your head with your hands.

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