Saturday, February 23, 2019

Forecast for Jackson and Vicinity
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
518 PM CST SAT FEB 23 2019

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...
...TORNADO WATCH 5 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CST THIS EVENING...


.TONIGHT...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clearing and cooler. Breezy. Low 42. Wind southwest 15-25 mph and gusty.
.SUNDAY...Sunny, breezy and cooler.  High 52.  Wind northeast 10-15 mph and gusty.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mainly clear and cold. Low 28. Wind northwest 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. High 53. Wind east-southeast 5 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60.

REH

Wind Advisory in Effect Until Midnight Tonight

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

* WINDS...south to southwest at 15-25 mph, with gusts to 40 mph.

* TIMING...from 10 AM CST Saturday morning to Midnight CST.

* IMPACTS...fallen trees from saturated soils will likely down
  power lines causing power outages. Travel may become
  hazardous...especially for high profile vehicles.


Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threat Continues this Evening

.Recent heavy rainfall has left soils saturated. As additional
thunderstorms move through the area late this afternoon and
evening the threat continues for flash flooding. Dry conditions
are expected across all the Midsouth by late this evening, and the
dry conditions will continue into early next week.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH CANCELLED FOR *LAKE* COUNTY.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST
TONIGHT 

* COUNTIES:  Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette,
  Gibson, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry,
  Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Shelby, Tipton, and
  Weakley.

* An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is expected across the
  watch area with isolated higher amounts.

* Street flooding will be a hazard for motorists. Low-lying and
  poor drainage areas will be at risk for flash flooding, as
  well as small streams.


Special Weather Statement - Flash Flood Threat Increasing


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
WEST TENNESSEE WEATHER ONLINE JACKSON TN
1151 AM CST SAT FEB 23 2019

Thunderstorms with rainfall rates of up to 1.5 in/hr moving saturated ground will compound the existing flooding problems this afternoon. The thunderstorms were just west of the MS River on radar at 1150 AM.  There is a likelihood of flash flooding.

WPC/WTWO

Area to Watch Today!


Highs...Lows...Rainfall for Past 24 Hours


...Gusty Winds to Develop Today...

South winds will increase today in advance of a deep low pressure
system over the central plains. Winds will become southwesterly
late this afternoon into early evening, following the passage of a
thunderstorm squall line. Today's Wind Advisory has been issued
for strong environmental winds not associated with thunderstorms.


...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT...

* COUNTIES...Lake-Obion-Weakley-Henry-Dyer-Gibson-Carroll-Lauderdale-Tipton-Haywood-Crockett-Madison-Shelby-Fayette-Hardeman

* WINDS...south to southwest at 15-25 mph, with gusts to 40 mph.

* TIMING...from 10 AM CST Saturday morning to Midnight CST.

* IMPACTS...fallen trees from saturated soils will likely down
  power lines causing power outages. Travel may become
  hazardous...especially for high profile vehicles.

Saturday Morning Area Forecast

Forecast for Jackson and Vicinity
West Tennessee Weather Online Jackson TN
605 AM CST SAT FEB 23 2019

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...

.TODAY...Windy. A near 100 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe and produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. High 71, Wind south 15-25 mph and gusty.
.TONIGHT...A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then clearing and cooler. Continued windy. Low 42. Wind southwest 15-25 mph and gusty.
.SUNDAY...Sunny, breezy and cooler.  High 52.  Wind northeast 10-15 mph and gusty.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mainly clear and cold. Low 30.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. High 51.

REH

SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK - Moderate Risk

By mid-day, thunderstorms are forecast to move northeastward into SE Arkansas.  Other thunderstorms, more isolated in nature, will be possible over north-central Mississippi. As we enter early to mid-afternoon thunderstorms will move into the Enhanced and Moderate Risk areas.

A squall line is expected to develop as the cold front approaches.  The main threat with the line will be damaging winds, but a few brief tornadoes will also be possible embedded in the line of storms.

The potential danger from straight-line thunderstorm winds will be of particular concern today. Due to saturated soils, even sub-severe winds may topple large trees, putting nearby structures
and vehicles at risk.

Stay weather aware for flooding and severe weather today and this evening.

SPC/NWS/WTWO




FLASH FLOOD WATCH through this Evening

Widespread moderate rains early Saturday morning will give way
to to scattered moderate to heavy rainfall associated with
discrete showers and thunderstorms. By late Saturday morning,
thunderstorms will increase in coverage before organizing into an
eastward-moving squall line during the afternoon and early
evening. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall may occur today,
with isolated higher amounts associated with thunderstorms. Any
rainfall will worsen ongoing lowland and river flooding,
particularly over north Mississippi. Dry conditions are expected
across all the Midsouth by late this evening, and the dry
conditions will continue into early next week. (NWS)