THE LATEST: Tracking Laura and its potential impact on the Mid-South

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Severe Weather Team 13 is committed to keeping you informed as Laura continues to move toward the Mid-South.

This story will be updated every few hours as weather models are updated, so check back often over the next few days.

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HERE IS THE LATEST AS OF 11 A.M. FRIDAY:

A tornado watch has been issued for the most eastern part of the Mid-South until 4 p.m.

Over 6,000 MLGW customers are still without power.

MLGW is reporting 347 outages currently.

HERE IS THE LATEST AS OF 8 A.M. FRIDAY:

Over 7,500 MLGW customers are without power.

Tornado warnings were issued for multiple counties in North Mississippi.

A tornado was reported in Lafayette County around 6:30 a.m.


HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE AS OF 6 A.M. FRIDAY:

Over 6,000 MLGW customers are without power this morning following severe storms overnight.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi until 7 p.m.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for much of the Mid-South until 4 p.m.

Crockett, Dyer and Haywood counties are under a Tornado Warning until 6:30 a.m.

Lafayette County, Miss. is under a Tornado Warning until 7:15 a.m. According to the National Weather Service, a severe thunderstorm producing a tornado was located over Holly Springs National Forest moving northeast at 50 mph.

Benton, Marshall, Tippah and Union counties are also under a Tornado Warning until 7:15 a.m.

HERE IS THE LATEST UPDATE AS OF 10 P.M. THURSDAY:

Laura has been downgraded to a depression over Arkansas.

Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph.

Laura is expected to weaken to a low pressure system on Saturday.

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The system is moving north/northeast near 15 mph. It will begin to ease into a more northeast direction Friday into Saturday.

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MID-SOUTH

Ribbons of rain and gusty winds will be active Thursday night into Friday.

Isolated, weak tornadoes are also possible late Thursday night overnight and through the day on Friday.

Be prepared with 2 ways to receive watches and warnings Thursday and Friday with a NOAA weather radio and the Fox 13 Weather app.

Minor power outages can not be ruled out when winds start to increase.

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