MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Severe thunderstorms, including damaging wind, hail, and tornadoes, are possible in the Southeastern United States today. The highest threat of severe storms is in Central and North Mississippi, where the highest storm energy exists. Severe storms are also possible in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.
Several Memphis-area school districts have dismissed early and have cancelled after-school activities due to the threat of severe weather.
Those in the risk area should keep a close eye on the weather and have a way to get weather alerts if one is issued. Also, have a plan in case one of those alerts is issued for your area.
November is one of the busiest months for severe weather in the Southeast United States, along with December, April, and May.
Severe weather timing
Showers and storms have already moved through the Memphis area this morning. More storm energy will move into the area through the day, allowing stronger storms to develop this afternoon and evening. The highest risk in the Memphis area into Mississippi will be from 4pm to 11pm.
If all of the ingredients come together, these storms could produce damaging wind gusts or even tornadoes. The highest risk is in Mississippi, but anyone could see a severe thunderstorm.
Keep in mind that a severe weather risk does not guarantee severe weather in your neighborhood. It simply means that ingredients are in place that could produce severe weather, if they all come together at the right time. Of course, none of us want rough weather, but it is a possibility you need to be aware of.
Storms will continue into Tuesday night before most of the activity exits the area by midnight.