Strong storms in USA south kill at least 8, injure dozens

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Widespread severe weather this afternoon

FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY Widespread severe weather this afternoon

Tornados, wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and pounding hail remained threats early Monday from eastern NY and into New England, as the remnants of a deadly weekend storm push out to sea, the National Weather Service said.

He said the threat for severe weather is greatest at such times but that the risk remained even after warm temperatures dropped.

The large storm system also caused flash floods in Louisiana, where two deaths were reported.

Authorities in MS have identified the man who they say was killed after a tornado struck his town. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured.

In East Texas, two children were killed when a pine tree fell onto the back of the auto in which they were riding in a severe thunderstorm Saturday. No injuries have been reported, but officials said several businesses and vehicles were damaged.

Severe storms will take aim at Maryland Sunday night.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said "damaging wind gusts" could be caused by an isolated tornado.

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The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with 3,088 customers without power early Sunday.

To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Two more deaths have been blamed on the weekend storms that ravaged the South, bringing the death toll to at least eight.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of a confirmed tornado around Saturday night.

Saturday was a particularly destructive day for the storm.

In Alabama, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reported that a county worker had died in a hospital after being hit by a vehicle near Hueytown. We have a lot of flooding, 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. Straight-line winds leave debris in a fan-shaped pattern, while tornadoes toss debris in circles.

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