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New Severe Thunderstorm Watch in north Georgia

15 April 2019

"The main threat will be damaging winds with the line, but an isolated tornado and isolated instances of flooding can not be ruled out as well", National Weather Service forecasters said. They were in the back seat with their parents in the front, said Angelina County Sheriff's Department Capt. Alton Lenderman. Damaging winds and some tornadoes are the main threats along this line.

As of early Sunday, all of Franklin and its neighboring city of Bremond were without electricity.

The Franklin Independent School District announced school would be closed Monday until power is restored.

In North Texas, The Dallas Morning News reported hail, ranging from pea-sized to baseball-sized, falling throughout the region. And the Dallas suburb of The Colony was pounded by baseball-sized hail.

"Potential for widespread severe thunderstorms Sunday across much of the Eastern US". The death is believed to be storm related, the sheriff's office said.

CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said the warm air present during Saturday afternoon enhanced the atmosphere's instability, creating more energy for storms to tap into and aiding in their development.

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ABC News went on to report that 150,000 customers have been left without power in Texas, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana as a result of the storms.

The fire station in Hamilton was destroyed, as were multiple homes and a retail center. Starting out with hit and miss storms this morning, storms should remain below severe limits early but that all changes later today. There are several trees down.

In preparation for the inclement weather reaching Georgia, the Augusta National announced it would move up the start time on Sunday for Round 4 of the Masters in hope that play would finish before thunderstorms reached the golf course, according to CBS.

A tornado watch is in effect for East Texas through 7 p.m. Saturday.

The city was also placed under a boil-water notice.

New Severe Thunderstorm Watch in north Georgia