Potential for T-storms, heavy rain, strong winds today: National Weather Service

Potential for T-storms, heavy rain, strong winds today: National Weather Service

Soaking rains could snarl the Monday morning commute on the East Coast before the storm moves off to sea.

As the storm moved east, one person was killed by a tornado in the northern MS, according to Monroe County Coroner Alan Gurley. An 82-year-old man who was in the home was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis said the fatality that was reported was of a woman who died of her critical injuries.

Trees were pulled from the ground by their roots and the tornado caused structural damage to buildings including tearing off roofs.

No injuries have been reported near the campus.

The tornado watch will last until 9 p.m. A mobile home community was damaged, but no injuries are being reported.

Two different rounds of strong storms are expected to track through the WJZ-TV viewing area. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman said.

The massive storm system sped from Texas eastward with dozens of twisters reported as touching down across the South from Texas through Georgia into Pennsylvania.

"The severe weather threat should be quickly winding down by late morning", the National Weather Service said.

Deaths were reported across Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana.

Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes. Homes were damaged about 250 miles (402 kilometers) to the north in Glencoe, and there's scattered damage south of Birmingham.

But there is concern on Monday that gusty winds could rise to 55 miles per hour, possibly leading to airport delays in big hubs from Boston to the Mid-Atlantic, she said. Some people had to be extricated from their homes.

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

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