Severe weather potential – March 24, 2023

Strong to severe storms are possible late this afternoon and into the evening hours. Hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes will be possible. Below are the forecast details.

Severe Storm Threat Assessment 4 Categories Kbsi

Storms that push through will have the potential for a lot of rain, so flooding it the highest threat. Those storms will also have the potential for damaging wind and tornadoes, so those threats are a close 2nd. Hail is possible, but very large hail does not look as likely.


Our latest forecast models have storms moving into our area as early as 5:00pm.


They push halfway through the FOX23 viewing area by 7:00pm.


They will then start to exit the area by 9:00pm. Keep in mind, these models aren’t always perfect on timing, so keep up to date on where the storms are before venturing out.


We are on the northern edge of the severe weather potential. Much of our area is in the Level 3 “Enhanced Risk”, with the Level 2 “Slight Risk” and Level 1 “Marginal Risk” a little further north. The highest risk area for us will be in that orange “Enhanced Risk” area. The best chance for severe weather today will be in the Level 4 “Moderate Risk” from Memphis south.

Flood Watch

Because of the potential for a lot of rain, Flood Watches are in place through late Friday into early Saturday morning.

Latest 4km Graf Precipitation Accum

An additional 1-2″ inches of rain will be possible as storms move through later this afternoon.

Storm Alert Team Chief Meteorologist
Rusty Dawkins

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