UPDATE, 5:51 p.m.: Tornado Warning has been issued for Marshall, Tippah and Benton counties in Mississippi until 6:30 p.m.
UPDATE, 5:17 p.m.: Tornado Warning has been issued for Phillips County, AR and Coachoma and Quitman counties in Mississippi until 6 p.m.
UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: Tornado Warning includes Clarksdale MS, Jonestown MS, Friars Point MS until 6:00 p.m.
UPDATE, 4:19 p.m.: The Tornado Warning for Shelby County, TN has expired as of 4:15 p.m.
UPDATE, 3:34 p.m.: Tornado Warning has been issued for Central Pemiscot County, Missouri, Northern Weakley County, TN, Northern Dyer County, TN, Obion County, TN, Lake County, TN until 4:15 p.m. CDT.
UPDATE, 3:21 p.m.: Tornado Warning continues for Blytheville AR, Osceola AR, Luxora AR until 3:45 p.m. CDT
UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: Tornado Warning includes Kennett MO, Caruthersville MO, Tiptonville TN until 3:30 p.m. CDT. A Tornado Warning has also been issued for Blytheville AR, Osceloa AR and Luxora AR until 3:456 p.m.
UPDATE, 3:05 p.m.: A Tornado Warning has been issued for Kennett MO, Leachville AR, Senath MO, Marked Tree AR, Lepanto AR, Caraway AR, Keiser AR, Hornersville MO until 3:15 PM CDT
UPDATE: A tornado watch has been issued for parts the Mid-South until 9 p.m. Wednesday.
UPDATE: NWS has issued a special weather statement for Jonesboro, Paragould, and Trumann until 1:45 p.m.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Wednesday’s severe weather has been upgraded to a moderate risk, or level 4, by the National Weather Service of Memphis.
According to NWS, the Mid-South could possibly see all modes of severe weather Wednesday, including tornadoes.
Scattered rain will be off and on Wednesday morning. Lightning and gusty winds possible. But, the main severe weather event will be this afternoon and evening.
Wednesday’s high will reach near 78. High winds will be a concern, with winds going south ranging from 15 to 25 mph. Wind gusts could reach as high as 40 mph.
Weather models indicate that the storms should arrive in two rounds. The first round after lunch through 6 p.m., the second round from 6 to 9 p.m.
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