Mar 31, 2015; 4:08 PM ET Severe thunderstorm watches are in effect from southeastern Arkansas through central Georgia until 8:00PM eastern time.
More images are emerging of the devastation left behind in Vanuatu from Tropical Cyclone Pam.
Mekkhala made landfall in northern Samar Island on Saturday night (local time), and will continue to bring heavy rain to Luzon.
Indications continue to point toward the formation of the Australia Basin's first tropical cyclone of the season.
The air quality is expected to improve across India and Bangladesh next week, when a tropical threat looms.