MEMPHIS, TN (931 PM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020) — The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lee County in eastern Arkansas Eastern Phillips County in eastern Arkansas Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi Tunica County in northwestern Mississippi Southwestern Tate County in northwestern Mississippi Tallahatchie County in northwestern Mississippi Quitman County in northwestern Mississippi Western Panola County in northwestern Mississippi until 1030 PM CDT. At 931 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from near Wheatley to near Marvell to 6 miles south of Sherard, moving northeast at 65 mph. HAZARD: 70 mph wind gusts. SOURCE: Radar indicated. Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. Locations impacted include Clarksdale, Marianna, Marvell, Elaine, St Francis National Park, Helena-West Helena, Tutwiler, Marks, Lambert, Jonestown, Friars Point, Tunica, Crenshaw, Crowder, Webb, Sledge, Sumner, Lexa, Moro and Rondo. For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with these storms. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.[sc name=”twitterfollow”]
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