Gloomy Monday: Locally heavy rain threat to start the week

Flash Flood Watch Issued Through Friday Evening

Memphis Weather: Chance of thunderstorms for Saturday

May of the areas covered by the flash flood watch could get as much as 5 inches of additional rainfall.

The first photo is an actual radar image showing the next large area of heavy rain gathering over the lower Mississippi Valley and due to arrive here Tuesday.

The heaviest rains are predicted for Monday afternoon and evening. Look for watches and warnings from the National Weather Service. Rain ramps back up toward the morning commute on Tuesday, with pockets or torrential rain possible.

Stay tuned to KPLC for the latest weather updates throughout the day today, and download our free KPLC weather app for severe weather updates on the go. Widespread severe weather is not expected, but Cobb said some isolated thunderstorms could develop, and they could bring small hail or wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour. It will be in effect through Tuesday evening.

Excessive rainfall may result in flooding of low-lying or poor drainage areas...creeks and streams. Rainfall totals of 3"-6" will be possible, with isolated higher amounts.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. The storms have a history of staying just below severe limits but still producing gusty wind and localized flash flooding. Keep your phones charged and near you while the threat continues in order to receive potential emergency messaging.

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