Published: Mon, April 15, 2019

Dead as Storms Continue Across the Southern US

Dead as Storms Continue Across the Southern US

In Texas, two children died after a tree fell on their auto.

Severe weather came through Louisiana on Saturday afternoon, Springfield said. On Saturday morning, the storm system dropped hail ranging from the size of golf balls to baseballs on San Antonio.

Severe storms will take aim at Maryland Sunday night. Damaging winds, Tornadoes, Hail and brief Heavy rain can be expected in some storms.

Debris is strewn in flooded water in the Pemberton Quarters strip mall following severe weather Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss.

National Weather Service meteorologist Monique (moh-NEEK') Sellers says the agency received reports of downed trees, and damage to buildings and a transmission tower.

There were reports of multiple injuries, the NWS said, and KBTX-TV reported widespread damage.

Over the weekend, a total of 17 tornadoes were reported hitting states from Texas to Alabama, the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center Bob Oravec told Reuters.

The forecast of severe weather forced officials at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, to start the final round of the tournament early on Sunday in order to finish in midafternoon before it began raining.


The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers without power early Sunday.

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

To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said the warm air present during Saturday afternoon enhanced the atmosphere's instability, creating more energy for storms to tap into and aiding in their development.

"The storm is so vigorous that tornadoes are still possible after dark", Myers said. "We are just a mess", Cantrell said.

The storms produced additional tornadoes throughout Louisiana and MS on Saturday night as the storm moved east threatening the upper Ohio Valley and central Appalachians to the upper Gulf Coast on Sunday, before moving to the mid-Atlantic.

The Washington and Baltimore region are in the slight risk zone for severe storms on Sunday, with the best chance of storms into the evening and overnight hours.

While the threat of tornadoes will be lower by then, damaging winds could still bring perilous conditions.

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