The Memphis metro area continues to be just on the edge of a MODERATE RISK of severe weather for today with the main threat being damaging wind and large hail. An attendant threat of tornadoes also exists, primarily over northern Mississippi. The timing of the severe weather threat is from the lunch hour through about 7pm. Several ingredients still need to come together for this event to play out as forecast. See the graphics above for the risk area as well as the risk of tornadoes. The hatched light blue area in the second graphic highlights where there is a 10%+ chance of a strong (EF2-EF5) tornado occurring within 25 miles of any point.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Public Severe Weather Outlook - issued only when an outbreak of severe weather is a strong possibility. Read the text of that outlook here. All Mid-Southerners should pay close attention to the possibility of severe weather today and prepare to take action should it become necessary. MemphisWeather.net will continue to provide the latest on this developing severe weather scenario.
Click here for the severe weather awareness page from the NWS.