-There was a report of a tornado two miles south of Grove Hill, Ala. at 6:50 p.m. EST.
-The NWS reported a possible tornado was located in Mays Crossroads, Ala. at 6:38 p.m. EST.
-A house was destroyed in Clarke County Alabama near Old Lock Warren Road and Highway 69 in Grove Hill, Ala. The time of the report was 6:33 p.m. EST.
-Damage was reported at the Southern Mississippi University campus at 6:32 p.m. EST.
-The tornado was reported to be on the ground and entering West Hattiesburg, Miss. at about 6:13 p.m. EST.
-Storm chasers reported a large tornado was on the ground in Lamar County near Oloh, Miss., at 6:04 p.m. EST. It was reported to be moving northeast at 40 mph towards West Hattiesburg, Miss.
-Localized flooding was reported for parts of Jackson, Miss., at 6 p.m. EST.
-A tornado damaged homes and injured three people in near Pickwick, Miss., at about 5:50 p.m. EST. There are reports of five people with injuries.
Along and ahead of the storm's cold front, severe weather will continue to threaten communities across southern parts of Mississippi and Alabama through this evening.
The same storm creating a blizzard across the northern Plains is sparking violent thunderstorms closer to the Gulf Coast.
A few of the thunderstorms are capable of spawning tornadoes and have already unleashed damaging winds, hail and flooding downpours.
Damaging winds from one thunderstorm downed a few older trees in Camden, Miss., while another gusty thunderstorm destroyed a travel trailer on the east side of Livingston, Texas.
The severe weather danger is expected to lessen overnight and not translate eastward into the Southeast for Monday.
Until that time, all residents being threatened by the violent thunderstorms into this evening should heed all watches and warnings and check in with the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center for the latest information.
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Hurricane Ignacio may enhance showers and stir rough surf for the Hawaiian Islands as it approaches next week.
After Erika brings heavy rain and locally gusty winds from Hispaniola eastern Cuba into Friday night, the system will move toward the Bahamas, the Keys and South Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.