Live: Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hitting MississippiThe highest risk is for Alabama, Mississippi and northern Georgia
Thunderstorms will be affecting a large portion of the East through tonight as a storm system brings severe weather to areas from Louisiana into Pennsylvania.
The biggest threats with this system are high winds, lightning, hail and flash flooding; however, there will also be the potential for tornadoes to touch down from the strongest storms. These conditions can be incredibly dangerous, as well as having the potential to disrupt travel and knock out power lines.
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The highest risk for tornadoes will be for Alabama, Mississippi and northern Georgia.
Severe Weather Risk Thursday Pittsburgh to Mobile, Augusta
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Map: Current Weather Warnings in the U.S.
7:45 p.m. EDT Thursday: Reports of a tree down on a house on Witherow Bridge Rd. near Dalton, Ga.
7:40 p.m. EDT Thursday: Preliminary reports of three people in the water in an unknown condition after their boat overturned in the Mobile Bay in Alabama. Wind gusts of up to 50 mph were reported nearby.
6:50 p.m. EDT Thursday: Baseball-sized hail was reported near Rockmart, Ga.
6:41 p.m. EDT Thursday: Winds brought down a tree in Butts, Ga., at Lambert Rd. and Highway 25 south.
6:28 p.m. EDT Thursday: Near Berea, Ky., winds gusted to 61 mph.
5:38 p.m. EDT Thursday: A building at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Madison, Ala., reported wind damage.
4:25 p.m. EDT Thursday: Storms north of Montgomery, Ala., could soon yield a tornado, according to AccuWeather Meteorologists.
3:29 p.m. EDT Thursday: A possible tornado is in the area of Eldridge, Ala., northwest of Birmingham.
3:08 p.m. EDT Thursday: "More than a half-dozen severe storms in Mississippi and Alabama are capable of producing tornadoes," said AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.
2:47 p.m. EDT Thursday: Two miles east of Bluff Springs in Kemper County, Miss., an emergency manager reports that several homes along the path of an unconfirmed tornado were heavily damaged or destroyed. The number of injuries remains unknown.
2:36 p.m. EST Thursday: Reports of power lines down in Noxubee County, Miss., a damaged 18 wheeler and numerous pine trees snapped near their bases.
2:24 p.m. EDT Thursday: "The storm looks like it may be cycling a bit, undergoing a weakening state, but it could reform," AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Justin Povick said.
2:19 p.m. EDT Thursday: NWS employees in Slidell, La. are estimating winds gusts to 70 mph.
2:10 p.m. EDT Thursday: Heavy damage reported by Noxubee County 911 near Shuqualak in Mississippi. The number of injuries are unknown at this time.
1:52 p.m. EST Thursday: One fatality has been confirmed with another person injured along highway 493, 4 miles northwest of Liberty, Miss. A steel building has also been destroyed.
1:38 p.m. EDT Thursday: Tornado emergency is in place, at this time meteorologists and trained spotters are tracking a large and violent tornado located near Prairie Point, Miss., moving northeast at 40 miles per hour.
12:38 p.m. EDT Thursday: Unconfirmed report of a tornado touching down near Liberty, Miss., with damage reported and possible injuries.
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