NWS Memphis 7-Day Severe Weather Outlook

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A few thunderstorms are likely Wednesday afternoon and evening across areas in northeast Mississippi, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Memphis.

The main concerns are damaging winds and flooding, but there is a possibility for a brief spin-up tornado.

In Tupelo since the rain began on Monday through 1 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, there has been 5.5 inches of rain. Another half inch fell from 1 p.m. yesterday through Wednesday.

Cloudy skies and rain are expected to move in at about 3 to 3:30 p.m. with winds 30 to 45 mph and occasional periods with heavy rain that could bring another 1 to 2 inches.

The NWS said the highest chances for severe weather in northeast Mississippi are from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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