MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rain and severe storms are possible Wednesday for much of the WREG viewing area,.

Nearly all of the area was placed in the “Enhanced Risk” area for severe weather by the National Weather Service. Parts of Mississippi and Arkansas were in the Slight risk area.

The storms will come in two waves, NWS said. Primary threats are damaging wind and heavy rain, though hail and a few tornadoes are possible.

WREG Weather Expert Jim Jaggers said the first storms will hit east Arkansas around 6 a.m. and begin crossing the river around 8:30. The second round will start late Wednesday and overnight into Thursday.

Jaggers said some areas could see 2 inches or more of rain from the system.

But the good news — temperatures could dip to the low 70s early on Wednesday.