First Alert Forecast: The Midlands could see strong to severe storms Sunday

First Alert Forecast Strong storms could roll through the Midlands on Sunday

First Alert Forecast Strong storms could roll through the Midlands on Sunday

Starting out with hit and miss storms this morning, storms should remain below severe limits early but that all changes later today.

The death is believed to be storm related, public information officer Glenn Springfield said.

The evening round of storms looks to hold the greater severe threat.

And the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said multiple fatalities have been confirmed in Monroe County, but did not say how many. The primary threats include: large hail, damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and a tornado or two is possible mainly in locations in the southern portion of the outlined watch area.

But "the storm is so vigorous that tornadoes are still possible after dark", he said.

"A confirmed large and extremely risky tornado was located near Longview, or near Starkville, moving northeast at 35 miles per hour". Take cover now!"it tweeted".

More than 100 million people from the middle of the United States to the East Coast were at risk of extreme weather, facing warnings of heavy thunderstorms and another round of tornadoes, said meteorologist Bob Oravec of the National Weather Service's Weather Prediction Center.

"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN. We have a lot of flooding. "We are just a mess".

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for portions of North and Central Texas until 3 p.m.

Near the Birmingham suburb of Hueytown, a county employee died after being struck by a vehicle while he was helping clear away trees about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, said Capt. David Agee of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

As the storms tore through MS overnight into Sunday, they left a trail of destruction that authorities are still combing through.

Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club is included in the slight risk area Sunday as the Masters golf tournament concludes. As the storm system moves east, cooler and drier air will greet us for the beginning of the work week.

The tornado threat will be lower by then, but damaging winds could still present hazardous conditions.