Thousands still without power in Memphis as storms continue through morning

Photo: MLGW

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The new day did not bring new weather, as the sky continued to dump rain upon the Mid-South.

Thousands of Memphis homes lost power Saturday evening as the area experienced severe storms. That’s still the case Sunday afternoon, though power is coming back on for many.

As of 12:45 p.m., MLGW reported about 17,000 accounts without power. Each account could serve more than one person, so many more people could be affected.

That number improved to about 8,000 by 4 p.m.

Shelby County is not currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning, but rain was falling in Memphis all morning.