Tuesday,  May 21,  2019   

Another hot day ahead for the Mid-South with highs in the upper 80’s, south winds picking up 10 to 20 mph, gusting at times to 30.  Partly sunny and hot, with increasing clouds tonight, leading to a chance for showers or thundershowers by midnight.  Lower 70s overnight, and back to near 90 Wednesday with a slight chance for showers to linger in the morning. A hot weather pattern is setting up across the region for the next 7 to 10 days!  Highs near 90, lows near 70 and rain chances minimal AFTER we get through this evening.  Rain or thunder along with a slight risk for severe weather late tonight and overnight.  Heaviest rain will arrive around midnight, and move out quickly in the morning.


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The WeatherCall® system continuously monitors the National Weather Service’s NOAA weatherwire. Using computerized mapping (GIS) the system compares a subscriber’s specific location to the location of the warning area. When a severe weather warning includes your location, you will receive a phone call from Chief Meteorologist Tim Simpson, 24 hours a day. You can also receive the warning by email with a detailed map of the threat or by SMS text messaging



MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When tornadoes hit, meteorologists have an incredible responsibility to keep people safe, keeping cool on the air even though a killer is heading right for our doorstep.

But sometimes that responsibility hits very close to home.

WREG meteorologists tracked the Super Tuesday tornado as it crossed into Memphis in 2008.







In February 2008, as a storm system spawned 87 tornadoes that killed 57 people, WREG’s Chief meteorologist Tim Simpson and veteran meteorologist Jim Jaggers were tracking storms all day and all night.

Late in the afternoon, they spotted a funnel cloud on the horizon, and watched it grow into an EF2 tornado that raked across Southaven,  Mississippi and into Memphis.

Jim had to tell his family — on air — to get to safety.

“People are depending on us,” Tim says. “Their lives depend on what we say and how we warn them. And that’s something we take seriously here at News Channel 3.”

That’s one of the severe weather stories you’ll find in “Tornado Alert: Emotional Terror,” a new podcast debuting today on iTunes, Spotify and WREG.com.

“Tornado Alert: Emotional Terror” brings WREG’s Weather Experts together with colleagues from Oklahoma City, Fort. Smith and Birmingham to recount their scariest moments on the air.

You’ll find it here on WREG.com, as well as iTunes and Spotify — we urge you to download it, rate it and then share it with your friend

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