Tom Lee Park closes due to weather

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Tom Lee Park has closed temporarily due to the weather. 

Robert Griffin, director of marketing for Memphis in May, said it is pouring down rain. They are evacuating Barbeque Fest as a precautionary measure. 

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They are concerned about the heavy rain and possible high winds. 

According to Griffin, it is safer for people to be inside cars or other structures than a tent. 

They will reopen the park as soon as the weather system passes.

Stay with FOX13 as we continue to monitor the weather and how it will affect you.