Tornado Watch: Threat continues through Friday evening

Tornado Watch: Threat continues through Friday evening

Tornado Watch: Threat continues through Friday evening

The Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas could see "widespread damaging winds of 50-70 miles per hour, isolated destructive wind gusts above 70mph and isolated tornadoes this afternoon and evening", according to Weather Service forecasters in Wilmington.

The National Weather Service says more than 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of rain fell in the capital city Thursday. The storm system that drenched central Arkansas also killed two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and left more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. A second unidentified driver was killed the same day when his vehicle hit a tree in in Neshoba County, according to the affiliate.

A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a 12-year-old boy, according to the Leon County Sheriff's Office.

A Mississippi man was killed Thursday afternoon when his auto hit a tree on a highway south of Philadelphia, Mississippi, Neshoba County Coroner John Stephens told local news outlets.

The National Weather Service reported gusts of 60 miles per hour in Natchez, Mississippi, on Thursday afternoon as the storm system moved across the Mississippi River from Louisiana.

The Martinsville Bulletin reported that people saw some buildings that were damaged. Strong storms again roared across the South on Thursday, topping trees and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. Flood watches have been issued in 11 states so far.

Near Demopolis Lock and Dam, the river reached 69.1 feet - while the flood stage (after which flooding is possible) is at 68 feet.

The storm system was expected to hit the Carolinas and Virginia later, bringing the possibility of tornadoes to parts of those states.

The best chance to see storms will be by early afternoon, around lunchtime, through early evening.

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Ahead of the severe weather set to make its way across the Northeast, Delta and United airlines are waiving their flight change fees for travelers scheduled to fly Friday.

The strong storms that roared through Thursday night and into Friday morning killed two MS drivers and a woman in Alabama. And a tree fell on one house in Jackson, damaging the ceiling and two rooms in the rear. "My dad passed away a while ago and this is all I have left of him".

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The Skipper family has been living in the house for 30 years and say they have never seen anything like this storm.

MS is still recovering from last weekend's storm system, which killed one and injured nine across the state.

To the northeast, Scott County Emergency Management Director Mike Marlow said reports indicated a number of homes were damaged near Morton and the roof blew off a gas station near Lena.

"We were hit really, really, hard".

"We've got a lot of people to help", Qualls said. There are several trees down. "We are just a mess", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell had said.

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