UPDATE: The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch just before midnight Thursday night for many counties in the News Channel 3 viewing area, including Shelby, DeSoto and Crittenden counties, until 8 a.m. Friday.

Some parts of Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee are under a tornado warning until 1 p.m.


MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Another round of rain and potentially severe weather is set to move through our area Friday morning.

The most active part of the storm should cross the Mississippi River around 3 a.m., according to the most recent forecast.

The rain should start clearing around noon Friday and should be gone by 5 p.m. Much of the area is under a Flood Watch and Wind Advisory.

McNairy, Fayette, Haywood and Hardeman County Schools announced they would be closed Friday because of the inclement weather.

According to the National Weather Service of Memphis, tonight’s round of severe weather could pack a punch with all hazards possible. This includes damaging winds, tornadoes, hail, and a significant flash flooding potential.

Below is the Friday forecast from WREG’s Weather Experts:

Showers and thundershowers and the threat of severe weather this morning will transition into gusting winds and cooler temperatures today.  We will see temps fall into the the 50s this afternoon and then near 40 overnight. 

Sunny, breezy and cooler for the weekend. Severe weather threat this morning, but then improving this afternoon.  Wind advisory and wind warnings in effect for this afternoon.   Temps falling and a sunny and dry weekend ahead with highs near 60 Saturday and mid 60s by Sunday.