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. Trees were reported down in each location but there were no immediate reports of damage, injuries or fatalities. Some people had to be extricated from their homes. A tornado was reported in the area 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee, at the time.
Local emergency management officials say one person is dead after a tornado swept through a northern MS town late Saturday. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries were reported. No fatalities were reported.More news: Dutch fertility doctor used own sperm to father at least 49 children
Winds of up to 60 mph (96.56 kph) were reported in Cherokee County, Texas, damaging two homes in Alto, about 140 miles (225 kilometres) north of Houston, but no injuries were reported.
The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi.More news: May says MPs have duty to complete Brexit
The biggest concern for tornado development is on Saturday afternoon and evening, as the potent piece of energy slides eastward into Louisiana, clashing with a very strong inflow of moist and unstable tropical air from the Gulf of Mexico. The Angelina County Sheriff's Office says an 8-year-old and 3-year-old died after the tree hit the back of the auto in Lufkin, about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston. The parents in the front seats were not hurt.
The National Weather Service said preliminary information showed an EF-3 tornado touched down with winds of 140 miles per hour (225.3 kph).More news: FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY: Severe weather outbreak likely Saturday
The National Weather Service announced Sunday morning the Tornado Watch, saying a couple of tornadoes and isolated hail up to a quarter size possible.