Storm system heading to Alabama produces tornado near MS State

Alert Day: Severe Storms Expected

Another 19 were taken to hospitals, including two who were in critical condition.

Hamilton is 225 kilometres southwest of Memphis, Tennessee.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Moore said a possible twister touched down Saturday in the Vicksburg, Miss., area. No injuries have been reported, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell said.

"So much of the Eastern United States faces the risk of severe weather today, and that includes major cities", Oravec said.

The roof of a hotel in New Albany, Mississippi, was damaged, although the cause was unclear. Mississippi State University's 21,000 students huddled in basements and hallways as a tornado came near the school's campus in Starkville. Damage from a possible tornado was also reported on Saturday afternoon in Alto, Texas. Trees were down and at least some minor damage was reported in residential areas east of the campus.

The majority of late Sunday morning and early Sunday afternoon will be rain free, but we are tracking showers and storms later in the afternoon and especially into the night. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

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While Sunday's storms might not be as severe as the ones that battered the South on Saturday, they will hit far more people in heavily populated cities. Alto is about 130 miles southeast of Dallas. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman.

The storms most capable of producing tornadoes and large hail will be the individual, rotating cells that form ahead of a larger complex of thunderstorms.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center is cautioning that, "Strong tornadoes are possible today into tonight from east Texas into MS, with the greatest threat expected between 2PM-8PM CDT".

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.

Emergency Management Coordinator Billy Huggins said more than a dozen people were injured in Franklin, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Austin.

A tree lies on its side following a suspected tornado in Franklin, Texas, on Saturday, April 13, 2019.

A preliminary damage survey found that a tornado with peak intensity of EF-3 and winds up to 140 miles per hour touched down in Robertson County, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Crews will continue to survey the damage over the next few days. None of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

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