Deadly storms continue their destruction across southern U.S.

Enhanced’ threat for severe weather in Metro area overnight

Enhanced’ threat for severe weather in Metro area overnight

Damaging winds and some tornadoes are the main threats along this line.

A large storm system that dumped snow on Colorado and is threatening to make it a soggy weekend for many states to the south and east has drenched parts of Texas and spawned a possible tornado that didn't hurt anyone. "Take cover now", the NWS office said.

"We'll be seeing severe weather from Florida to NY, with the most unstable parts so far in Georgia", said meteorologist David Roth of the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center. Widespread severe thunderstorms have pounded areas to our West Saturday night.

A potent storm system is working toward the region and will bring an increased threat for severe weather later tonight into Sunday.

In East Texas, two children were killed when a pine tree fell onto the back of the vehicle in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday.

Monroe County Fire Coordinator Terry Tucker confirmed to PEOPLE that a man in his mid-to-late 80s died and 10 others were injured.

Meteorologist Monique Sellers said they've received reports of downed trees, as well as damage to buildings and a transmission tower.

The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers cut-off across the county early Sunday.

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About two hours north of Franklin, dime-sized hail pelted the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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

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

A possible tornado knocked out power and left damage in Troy, about 50 miles (80 kilometres) south of Montgomery.

The fire station in Hamilton was destroyed, as were multiple homes and a retail center.

Police in Monroe County earlier described the destruction from the storm Saturday evening. We have a lot of flooding, there are several trees down. There are several trees down. "We are just a mess".

Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club is included in the slight risk area Sunday as the Masters golf tournament concludes.

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. Very heavy rain - capable of producing pockets of flash flooding, damaging wind gusts, hail, and even an isolated, short-lived tornado can not be ruled out.

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