UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: The National Weather Service Memphis has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for parts of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee until 4 a.m. CDT.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — We’ll see increased chances for severe weather over the next three days, with high winds and heavy rains being the biggest concerns.
Monday at 3 p.m., the National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement for northeast Fayette County, northwest Hardeman County and southern Haywood County until 3:30. Strong thunderstorms with wind and hail were moving through the area.
High temperatures this week will be in the 70s and 80s, but wind gusts are expected to hit 20 mph.
The National Weather Service in Memphis said there could be hail, damaging winds, heavy rain and even a few tornadoes Monday, especially during the night on and north of I-40.
The greatest risk for severe weather will be Wednesday, but the threat will continue for several days.