First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

Alert Day: Severe Storms Expected

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office in Texas said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's vehicle in Lufkin, located about 115 miles northeast of Houston.

A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometres) southwest of Memphis, Tenn., at the time.

Multiple people have been reported injured as tornadoes continued to flare along the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Saturday and early Sunday.

The storm system's death toll rose to at least five on Sunday, when authorities reported the death of a Texas woman whose mobile home was destroyed Saturday night. Violent weather is unlikely to be as widespread as Saturday, but some of Sunday's storms may be intense. Snow was falling in Chicago on Sunday, with 1 to 3 inches (2.5-7.6 cm) reported in central IL, as a result of the storm's cold front.

Falls County officials said that agencies would be reporting to Robertson County to assist after reports of people trapped, several injuries and damaged buildings.

At least one person was killed and about two dozen others were injured after a suspected tornado struck the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site in East Texas during a Native American cultural event in Alto, about 130 miles (209 kilometers) southeast of Dallas.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.

Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State
National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Miss., area. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt.

Risk of severe thunderstorms Sunday, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

The National Weather Service says strong storms have the potential to develop again over north Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area.

The weather service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 miles per hour (225.3 kph).

"Some storms may also produce large hail or torrential downpours resulting in localized flash flooding", the weather service tweeted. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.

Meteorologist Monique Sellers said they've received reports of downed trees, as well as damage to buildings and a transmission tower.

By late Saturday, the storms were expected to organize into a line as they cross the western border of Mississippi.

About 90 million people are under the gun for destructive weather Sunday, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said.

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