DISASTERS

Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

  • In this photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, the remains of a trailer lie where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed during a severe storm, in Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. A tornado flipped the mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing the mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

    In this photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, the remains of a trailer lie where a woman and her 3-year-old daughter were killed during a severe storm, in Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. A tornado flipped the mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing the mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office shows a building damaged by a tornado that went through Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. The tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)

    This photo provided by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office shows a building damaged by a tornado that went through Breaux Bridge, La., Sunday, April 2, 2017. The tornado flipped a mobile home Sunday in Louisiana, killing a mother and her daughter as a storm system with hurricane-force winds crawled across the Deep South, damaging homes and businesses. (Maj. Ginny Higgins/St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A storm system rumbling eastward through Texas toward the lower Mississippi Valley could pelt the region with large hail and cause flash-flooding and spawn tornadoes.

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center says the storms are likely to cause significant wind damage near and north of the Interstate 20 corridor in east Texas and Louisiana throughout the day and into Sunday night. It says there is a risk of baseball-sized hail and tornadoes, including strong ones, in that area.

The storms will also pass through southern Arkansas and central and southern Mississippi.