First Alert Forecast: Strong to severe storms likely today

  • First Alert Forecast: Strong to severe storms likely today

First Alert Forecast: Strong to severe storms likely today

A strong cold front is on the move toward the state. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries were reported.

South Mississippi in under a slight and enhanced risk for severe storms, which is a level 2 and 3 out of 5 for the probability of severe weather occurring within 25 miles of your location.

A vehicle drives through a flooded section of Muskingum Ave. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Odessa, Texas.

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office said an 8-year-old and a 3-year-old died when strong winds toppled a tree onto the back of their family's auto in Lufkin while it was in motion. In addition to the wind threat, locally heavy rain is possible which could lead to isolated flash flooding.

With an extremely moist and unstable atmosphere in place, residents in the lower Mississippi Valley are bracing for several hours of severe weather Saturday afternoon and evening, featuring storms capable of producing long track and violent tornadoes.

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

The National Weather Service in Jackson, Mississippi, confirmed a tornado touched down Saturday night in Starkville. Crews will continue to survey the damage over the next few days.

Clay said 19 people were taken to hospitals for treatment, including two in critical condition.

Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley says multiple people were injured and multiple homes were damaged in Hamilton, Mississippi, which is 140 miles (225 kilometers) southwest of Memphis, Tennessee. There were reports of roof damage, downed power lines and even some cars destroyed.

Lufkin is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) northeast of Houston.

The forecast of severe weather forced officials at the Masters in Augusta, Ga., to begin the tournament early Sunday, starting threesomes off the first and 10th tees on the day's final round in hopes of finishing in midafternoon before the winds and rains begin.