TORNADO THREAT: Severe Weather Takes Aim at Mid-South

by | Mar 16, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

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The Mid-South is bracing for what could be a dangerous day of severe storms, damaging winds, large hail and even tornadoes.

The KWAM Severe Weather Team has been mobilized and will keep you and your family updated with the very latest watches and warnings throughout the day.

You can also watch KWAM’s exclusive weather radar as well as live storm chaser coverage throughout the day on our KWAM Weather page. Click here for free access.

Our anchored coverage begins at 6 a.m. on “Wake Up Memphis with Tim Van Horn.” We will stay on the air until the danger passes.

Our storm center partners at WREG have been able to determine the timeline of the system:

Round One – As a warm front nears, isolated storms will develop due to instability and heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds will be the primary threats. Yet, we cannot completely rule out a tornado, so attention will be needed in the wee early hours of the day.

Round Two – Comes near midday as daytime heating begins to take place and our next opportunity for strong storms approach. Within this second round of storms, all three severe hazards will become more likely.

Round Three – This round of storms is the mostly likely to support tornadic development. These supercell storms will advance in a line ahead of a cold front that will sweep through overnight.

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