The National Weather Service in Memphis issued a hazardous weather outlook late Tuesday afternoon ahead of approaching severe thunderstorms that could also include a tornado threat.
“Severe weather chances will increase throughout the day on Wednesday, as storms become more numerous, organized and intense in advance of an approaching cold front,” said NWS. “The chances for large hail will increase markedly, while storms maintain a damaging wind and isolated tornado threat.”
An enhanced risk of storms is excepted prior to 6 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“Thunderstorms, some possibly severe, will be ongoing at daybreak Wednesday. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary severe weather threats. Isolated brief tornadoes will be possible, associated with any stronger segments of an eastward-moving developing squall line,” said NWS. “Thunderstorms will exit west Tennessee and primarily affect northeast Mississippi into Wednesday afternoon.”
With the heating of the day, conditions may be favorable for an increase in severe weather potential over northeast Mississippi, with large hail, damaging winds and a tornado or two possible.
Storms should exit the area by mid to late Wednesday afternoon.
“Following a strong cold frontal passage Wednesday afternoon and evening, breezy conditions and low humidity will spread through the Mid-south,” added NWS.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday mainly before 1 p.m. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent with highs in the 70s. Rainfall amounts could be close to one inch. Winds could be up to 15 mph out of the south-southwest.
Wednesday night forecast includes clear skies with a low near 35.
Thursday and Friday forecast has sunny skies with highs in the 50s and lows near 30.