By late Sunday, the next major weather system will be moving into the region from the west, bringing a good shot at rain and thunderstorms. For a few reasons, I do not believe we'll be seeing anything as severe as we experienced on Monday, however the chance of strong to severe storms, particularly wind and hail, will be possible. Long-range computer models are still several hours apart of when an expected line of storms will pass through, but the window of opportunity right now appears to be from Sunday evening through early Monday morning. We'll continue to monitor and bring you the latest on the blog, Facebook, and Twitter, as well as the MWN Forecast.
|GFS model solution indicating a line of storms in the Memphis area around midnight Sunday night|
Recap of Monday's severe weather event
For a brief overview of Monday's "derecho" that affected the Mid-South, visit this NWS page. Here are some interesting stats on the severe weather outbreak that affected the southeast U.S. on Monday and Monday night (see plot below):
* 1377 total storm reports - highest number of single day reports since at least the year 2000
* 1245 high/damaging wind reports - more than the average MONTH of April
* 43 tornado reports (unusually low for this widespread of an event)
* reports from at least 19 states
* 85 reports in the Memphis NWS warning area (north MS, east AR, west TN, MO Bootheel)
|Map plotting all severe weather reports from Monday 6am to Tuesday 6am|
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