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Thunderstorms, high winds coming
by by Zack Steen
Feb 19, 2014 | 247 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last week, the Crossroads area was covered in a blanket of snow and ice last week.

Less than 10 days later, warmer temperatures made way for an increased chance of severe weather, according to the National Weather Service in Memphis.

The NWS released an alert Wednesday cautioning areas east of the Mississippi River of the threat of severe weather occurring today during the late afternoon to early evening hours.

“The squall line will move across the Mid-South producing primarily damaging winds and thunderstorms,” said the NWS. “There will also be a slight chance one of these storms might produce a tornado.”

Today’s forecast calls for showers and thunderstorms with a high near 76. Wind gusts out of the south could reach as high as 35 mph.

Thunderstorms are predicted to continue tonight with a chance of precipitation of 100 percent and a low of around 38. Conditions will continue to be very windy with southwest wind gust of between 25 to 35 mph.

Rainfall amounts could reach one inch in some areas.

Sunny skies should return Friday with a high near 59. Friday night will be mostly clear with a low around 33.

The weekend will see cloudy skies with some sun. Highs will remain in the high 50s with lows in the low to mid 30s.
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