UPDATES: Severe weather threat is over for the Mid-South

WATCH: A look back at how Saturday's storm unfolded

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — 3:30 P.M. UPDATE

Severe weather threat is over.

Expect to see a little remaining rain that will add to our overall totals.

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We’re looking for that flood watch to drop soon.

Skies will be slow to clear, but they will.

Expect partly sunny skies for Sunday.

11:45 A.M. UPDATE

The bulk of the rain has moved out of the Mid-South.

The average rainfall total looks to be near 2 inches of rain with isolated higher spots, especially across east Arkansas.

Winds will be sustained through the evening at 10-15 mph with gusts near 30 mph at times.

A flash flood watch still remains in place for areas east of the Mississippi until 6 p.m tonight. Watch for flooded creeks, drainage ditches, low-lying areas and rivers.

A few isolated showers are possible through the evening but the heaviest rain is ending and expect temperatures to drop through the afternoon with 6 p.m. temperatures reaching the mid 40s.

Overnight lows will be near freezing for many.

Temperature outlook the next 8 hours.
Temperature outlook the next 8 hours. (WHBQ)

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A line of intense storms bringing strong winds and heavy rain is crossing over the FOX13 viewing area right now.


We’re tracking multiple reports of damage across the area - check back here for live updates throughout the morning.

7:15 a.m. update

-MLGW: 23,013 customers without power

6:45 a.m. update

-Multiple trees down and homes damaged on Dunn Lane and Bethel Road in Olive Branch.

-MLGW: 24,804 customers without power

6:30 a.m. update

-DeSoto County emergency management reports downed trees and power lines mostly south of Hernando and Lewisburg areas. There are trees on houses on Hwy 52, Gaines, Craft, Bethel, and College Road.

-MLGW: 23,805 customers without power

-Mississippi Power Outages: 15,494 customers without power

-Arkansas Power Outages: 12,372 customers without power

6:15 a.m. update

-MLGW: 25,838 customers without power

-Mississippi Power Outages: 9880 customers without power

-Arkansas Power Outages: 12,768 customers without power

-Reports of widespread damage all across DeSoto County. We have multiple crews heading that way.

5:50 a.m. update

5:45 a.m. update

-Reports of multiple trees and power lines down across Tunica. Structural damage reported on Prichard Road and Old US 61.

-MLGW: 19,590 customers without power

-Mississippi Power Outages: 9880 customers without power

-Arkansas Power Outages: 12,768 customers without power

5:30 a.m. update

-Report of a tree on a trailer with people possible trapped in the Love community. Tom Dees is heading to that area.

-MLGW: 18,449 customers without power

5:15 a.m. update

NEW TORNADO WARNINGS: Shelby, Fayette Counties still active until 5:30 a.m. Benton, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, and Tate Counties until 6:00 a.m.

-MLGW: 16,243 customers without power

5:00 a.m. update

TORNADO WARNING issued for Shelby, Fayette, DeSoto, and Marshall Counties until 5:30 a.m.

-MLGW: 10,343 customers without power

-Tunica County: 1165 customers without power

-Tate County: 686 customers without power

-Coahoma County: 1755 customers without power

-reports of tornado sirens going off in multiple Mississippi counties

4:45 a.m. update

-MLGW: 9958 customers without power

-Tree fell on an apartment building in the 300 block of East Parkway. There is damage to the roof. No injuries. We have a crew on the way.

4:30 a.m. update

-MLGW: 1888 customers without power.

-Reports of the roof blown off at Mike’s Restaurant in Saint Francis County.

4:00 a.m. update

-Reports of two feet of water on Richardson Drive in Craighead County.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: We will all be affected by heavy rain, as 2”+ of rain is expected. Hence the Flash Flood Watch.

The primary threat will be damaging winds and intense, heavy rain. This will likely lead to power outages and driving difficulties.

We’re also monitoring for the threat of isolated tornadoes.

East Arkansas can expect the strong to severe line of storms to arrive between 3 a.m. – 6 a.m.

West Tennessee/Northwest Mississippi between 5 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Northeast Mississippi between 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS and HEAVY RAIN will be the primary threats. Isolated tornadoes and hail will be secondary threats.

With strong winds and a saturated ground expected, do not be surprised if trees tip over.

Power outages are likely, so make sure electronics are charged and your flashlights are ready.

The FOX13 Severe Weather Team is studying the storm potential and will be constantly updating you – both on air and online.

Please have a way of being ‘storm warned’ before you go to bed Friday evening: the free FOX13 Weather App is a simple and convenient way to get weather alerts for where you live.

Stick with FOX13’s weather team for the latest on this storm system.