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Mid-South faces threat of severe weather

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Storms will move across the area tonight, the strongest are expected late Thursday and in the pre-dawn hours Friday. Storms will move across the area tonight, the strongest are expected late Thursday and in the pre-dawn hours Friday.
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(WMC-TV) – There is a significant risk for severe weather Thursday evening for the Mid-South. Stay with WMC Action News 5's meteorologists for the latest weather conditions.

Storms will move across the area tonight, the strongest are expected late Thursday and in the pre-dawn hours Friday. Severe storms are possible. The greatest threat is strong winds.

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The weather will calm down Friday with sunshine returning and high temperatures in the sixties.

The weekend will begin with sunshine but end with clouds and the chance for rain. Saturday will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the mid-sixties. Sunday will be mostly cloudy with a possibility for showers and high temperatures will again be in the mid-sixties.

The American Red Cross has the following thunderstorm and lightening safety tips:

  • Discuss thunderstorm safety and lightning safety with all members of your household.
  • Pick a safe place in your home for household members to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be away from windows, skylights and glass doors that could be broken by strong winds or hail.
  • Make a list of items to bring inside in the event of a severe thunderstorm.
  • Make trees and shrubbery more wind resistant by keeping them trimmed and removing damaged branches.
  • Protect your animals by ensuring that any outside buildings that house them are protected in the same way as your home.
  • Put together an emergency preparedness kit:
    • Water—one gallon per person, per day
    • Food—non-perishable, easy-to-prepare
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
    • Multi-purpose tool
    • Sanitation & personal hygiene items
    • Copies of personal documents
    • Cell phone with chargers
    • Family & emergency contact information
    • Extra cash

Get more information from the American Red Cross here.

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