Tornado watch canceled for Shelby County, remains for parts of north Mississippi.. A band of thunderstorms began crossing the Mississippi River on Wednesday, bringing with it the primary concerns of damaging winds and flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis.
The possibility of tornadoes isn’t as guaranteed as other types of severe weather, but tornadic activity cannot be altogether ruled out, per NWS, particularly across northern Mississippi counties.
The tornado watch for Memphis was cancelled around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, but remains active for counties in north and northeast Mississippi. Local weather officials urge everyone in the area to have a plan for accessing safe shelter should the need arise.
Thunderstorms are possible for the Greater Memphis area off and on until about 10 p.m. As precipitation falls, the temperature will also drop to an expected low of 54 degrees.
As the weather system moves through the area, NWS in Memphis said Thursday morning will start out cloudy, but by midday, temperatures will return to the upper 60s with a projected high of 70 degrees and sunny skies.