Weather: No tornadoes are confirmed, but powerful winds are on the way

Weather: No tornadoes are confirmed, but powerful winds are on the way

Weather: No tornadoes are confirmed, but powerful winds are on the way

The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Sunday evening in Shelby, Ohio, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) southwest of Cleveland.

Two children, aged just three and eight, were crushed to death on Saturday after a tree toppled onto the back of their family auto in Lufkin, Angelina County.

In a preliminary damage report, the National Weather Service assigned the tornado an EF-3 rating, saying peak winds reached around 140 miles per hour in Franklin.

Storms could bring damaging winds and isolated threats of large hail and tornadoes, meteorologists said.

Franklin, Texas was heavily damaged with almost 60 buildings destroyed, local authorities say, including around 55 homes and several public buildings.

John Moore, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson, says a twister was reported Saturday in the Vicksburg area of MS and was indicated on radar. And at least three weak tornadoes struck Alabama on Sunday.

In Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported that a county worker had died in a hospital after being hit by a vehicle near Hueytown.

However, authorities said they were uncertain whether the crash was caused by the weather.


Sheriff Cantrell said there will be more information available Sunday morning.

A tornado watch has been issued for the Lehigh Valley and all of New Jersey through 7 a.m. Monday as a line of strong storms sweeps through from the west.

An unidentified victim's body was also found trapped in a vehicle submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, Louisiana. A half-dozen homes were damaged and at least six people were injured.

Local emergency management officials say one person is dead after a tornado swept through a northern MS town late Saturday.

The next round is expected on Thursday ahead of a cold front, according to the National Weather Service.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of a confirmed tornado around Saturday night.

A roof a home that was blown off a home rests on the ground in Hamilton, Mississippi, after a deadly storm moved through the area on April 14, 2019.

Power lines are also down.

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