Overall, the risk for severe weather is low for Pearl River, Stone, George, Jackson, Harrison and Hancock counties. This puts the bluegrass state in the possible bullseye for severe storms. Trees were down throughout the hilly city on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi.
Local authorities say the intense tornado that struck the Central Texas town of Franklin destroyed 55 homes, a church, four businesses, a duplex and part of the local housing authority building.
The same system caused damage in Columbus, Mississippi.
The National Weather Service was sending a survey team to Alto on Sunday to confirm if the storm was, indeed, a tornado.
Tornado warnings remained in effect on Sunday for southeastern Alabama's Barbour and Russell counties, Oravec said. Heavy rain may also lead to localized flash flooding in areas prone to flooding. 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.
The children, ages 3 and 8, were in the back seat with their parents in the front when the tree fell on their vehicle around 3 p.m., said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Captain Alton Lenderman. We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down. The death is believed to be storm related, the sheriff's office said. However, a few storms may reach severe limits in South Mississippi and may be capable of isolated damaging wind gusts and tornadoes.
Multiple people have been reported injured as tornadoes continued to flare along the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Saturday and early Sunday. "We are just a mess".
He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times.
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. Some of those storms may sneak into western Kentucky later this evening into the wee hours of the morning.