THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 50 IN
EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
IN ARKANSAS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES
IN EAST ARKANSAS
CRITTENDEN CROSS LEE
PHILLIPS ST. FRANCIS
IN MISSISSIPPI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 COUNTIES
IN NORTH MISSISSIPPI
ALCORN BENTON CALHOUN
CHICKASAW COAHOMA DESOTO
ITAWAMBA LAFAYETTE LEE
MARSHALL MONROE PANOLA
PONTOTOC PRENTISS QUITMAN
TALLAHATCHIE TATE TIPPAH
TISHOMINGO TUNICA UNION
IN TENNESSEE THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES
IN WEST TENNESSEE
CHESTER DECATUR FAYETTE
HARDEMAN HARDIN HAYWOOD
HENDERSON MADISON MCNAIRY
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ABERDEEN, AMORY, ASHLAND, BARTLETT,
BATESVILLE, BOLIVAR, BOONEVILLE, BROWNSVILLE, BRUCE,
CALHOUN CITY, CHARLESTON, CLARKSDALE, COFFEEVILLE, COLLIERVILLE,
CORINTH, COVINGTON, DECATURVILLE, FORREST CITY, FULTON,
GERMANTOWN, HELENA, HENDERSON, HOLLY SPRINGS, HOUSTON, IUKA,
JACKSON, LEXINGTON, MARIANNA, MARKS, MEMPHIS, MILLINGTON,
NEW ALBANY, OAKLAND, OKOLONA, OLIVE BRANCH, OXFORD, PARSONS,
PONTOTOC, RIPLEY MS, SAVANNAH, SELMER, SENATOBIA, SOMERVILLE,
SOUTHAVEN, TUNICA, TUPELO, WATER VALLEY, WEST HELENA,
WEST MEMPHIS, AND WYNNE.
…A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of southeastern Union,
northeastern Pontotoc and northwestern Lee Counties through 715 PM
At 654 PM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Ecru, or 7 miles north of Pontotoc, moving east at 50 mph.
HAZARD…Winds in excess of 40 mph.
IMPACT…Gusty winds could knock down tree limbs and blow around
Locations impacted include…
Tupelo, Saltillo, Ecru, New Harmony, Blair, Sherman, Blue Springs,
Hortontown, Endville, Jericho, Cherry Creek, Branyan, Ellistown, Jug
Fork, Nixon, Beech Springs, Wallerville, Belden, Alpine and Ingomar.
This storm may intensify, so be certain to monitor local radio
stations and available television stations for additional information
and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1000 PM CST for northeastern
MAX HAIL SIZE…0.00 IN;
MAX WIND GUST…40 MPH
…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…
* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be
* WHERE…Portions of East Arkansas, North Mississippi, Southeast
Missouri and West Tennessee, including the following areas, in
East Arkansas, Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lee AR,
Mississippi, Phillips, Poinsett and St. Francis. In North
Mississippi, Alcorn, Benton MS, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Coahoma,
DeSoto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee MS, Marshall, Monroe, Panola,
Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah,
Tishomingo, Tunica, Union and Yalobusha. In Southeast Missouri,
Dunklin and Pemiscot. In West Tennessee, Benton TN, Carroll,
Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardeman,
Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison,
McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton and Weakley.
* WHEN…Through Friday afternoon.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Prolonged heavy rain event that could produce 1 to 2 inches
of rainfall Wednesday night into Thursday. An additional 2 to
4 inches is possible on Thursday night into Friday morning
mainly for areas along and north of I-40. All of this
combined with damp soils could cause flash flooding in the
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood
Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared
to take action should flooding develop.