UPDATE: 2:00 p.m.: A Tornado Warning has been extended for parts of Alcorn County in northeast Mississippi until 3:15 p.m.
UPDATE: 1:30 p.m.: A Tornado Warning has been issued for parts of Tippah and Alcorn counties in northeast Mississippi until 2:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service said there was a “likely tornado” heading across Benton County, Mississippi northwest of Ripley. “Take shelter now!” NWS said.
A Tornado Warning was also issued for parts of McNairy and Hardin counties in Tennessee until 2:30.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tornado Watch for Shelby County and much of the Memphis metro area expired at noon Thursday, but counties to the east and south are under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m.
Below is a map from showing the counties under a Tornado Watch until 7 p.m. The frontal boundary, and activity, is moving eastward toward Nashville as of noon Thursday.
Todd Demers’ forecast as of Thursday morning:
Rain will be ending this morning as our latest cold front continues to push to the east. Temperatures in the 60s this morning will fall this afternoon as winds shift to the northwest and gust. Gradual clearing begins overnight, lows will be near freezing at daybreak.
Sunny, breezy and chilly Friday with highs in the mid 40s. Once the rain ends, high pressure will build in and provide us with a dry, cool and stable weather pattern heading into the weekend. Chilly this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow with warmer weather over the weekend and then increasing rain chances returning by early next week.