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Severe storms expected late Saturday night and Sunday morning

15 April 2019
Severe storms expected late Saturday night and Sunday morning

Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down in the Vicksburg, Mississippi, area. No injuries have been reported, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged. Trees were pulled up by the roots, roofs torn off buildings and the cinder block foundation was all that was left of a mobile home in the town, which is southeast of Waco.

About two hours north of Franklin, dime-sized hail pelted the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Texas is seeing the beginning of the risky and severe storms forecast to slam parts of the Southeast and Ohio River Valley this weekend.

The massive storm system that killed several people from Texas to MS is now barreling east, threatening to spawn tornadoes and other catastrophic weather from New England to the Gulf Coast. Right now, the Storm Prediction Center has our entire region under an enhanced risk (3 out of 5) for severe weather, so that's something we are keeping a close eye on.

The evening round of storms looks to hold the greater severe threat. Temperatures won't warm up much, either, with a high reaching 57 and a low at night of 38.

Tornadoes at that time can be especially risky since they are hard to see and people are less likely to receive warnings while they're asleep. Now, we are up two levels of severe level potential in some areas. By the time it moves into our area the line will be broken with scattered storms. The center said it expects the threat of severe weather to increase throughout the afternoon. Damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes are possible.

The risk will slowly diminish as the system begins to weaken Sunday evening.

Storms that killed at least two people in Texas and one in Louisiana crossed the Mississippi/Alabama state line early Sunday, moving the risk of life-threatening winds, strong tornadoes and large hail to a large section of the United States.

Soaking rains could snarl Monday morning's commute on the East Coast before the storm moves off to sea.