MEMPHIS, Tenn —
What you need to know
- Severe thunderstorms possible this evening and tonight
- Highest severe weather risk between 6 p.m. and 1 a.m.
- Damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible
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A few showers or storms are possible this morning, but we don't expect these storms to be severe. The rain in the morning could be heavy in a few spots though. We'll get a break from the rain between lunchtime and dinnertime with temperatures climbing to the mid 70s. Breezy southerly winds will continue through the day, and we could even see a few peeks of sunshine.
Severe weather possible this evening and tonight
Storms will begin to develop in Arkansas by 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. and move closer to the Memphis area between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Storms will continue east into Western Tennessee and Northern Mississippi after that, exiting the area completely by 1 a.m.
These storms will be heavy with the potential to produce damaging winds, lightning, and heavy rain. Power outages are possible as this round of storms rolls through. A few of the strongest storms could produce tornadoes. The highest risk for severe weather is in North Mississippi and southeastern Arkansas where a level 4 out of 5 risk is in place. Everyone else is in a level 3 out of 5, which is still an elevated risk of severe weather.
Keep in mind that a higher severe weather risk like this doesn't mean that every storm will be severe. Some will just be regular thunderstorms, but the ingredients will be in place for a few of these storms to turn severe.
It's important to keep an eye on the weather tonight, and I would certainly cancel any outdoor plans. It'll be a good night to hang out around the house. Even if severe weather doesn't strike your neighborhood, these storms will be heavy.
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Storms will move out by the time we wake up Saturday morning, and Saturday will actually be a pretty nice day. We'll see sunny skies with highs around 70. Sunday looks nice too with a few clouds and temperatures climbing to the mid 70s.
Next week will start off nice with highs in the 60s and a mix of sun and clouds for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Expect another chance of showers Thursday into Friday.
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