After a tornado struck Franklin, Texas, on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people and causing damage to at least 20 structures in the east Texas town, there were still tornado warnings in effect for parts of Mississippi and Alabama as of midnight Sunday. The biggest threat area is east Texas, Louisiana, S. Arkansas, and Mississippi. On Sunday, the storm system will expand and move east. The thunderstorm threat area will be much broader from north Florida to Ohio and as far east as Pennsylvania, Virginia and North and South Carolina.
Damaging winds and heavy rain are the biggest threat. Trees down, power outages, and building damage is possible. Flash flooding possible, but not a huge risk at the moment. On Sunday, thunderstorms were likely to hit Augusta, Ga., where the Masters Tournament is being held, the Weather Channel reported. A StormTrack 5 Weather Alert Day is in effect for Sunday. The main event looks to arrive on Sunday afternoon from around 4pm to 11pm. Partly cloudy skies are expected Sunday late morning into the afternoon and this is ready for instability.