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LIVE: Tornado Threat From New Orleans to Pensacola

Thunderstorms developing across part of the Southeast has brought the threat of severe storms to the area Sunday night with some storms capable of producing tornadoes.

These storms ramped up during Sunday afternoon and into the evening from eastern Texas through central Mississippi.

Thunderstorms were expected to develop along a warm front on the Gulf Coast with the potential of damaging winds, tornadoes and hail, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

"The potential will exist from New Orleans to Pensacola through midnight local time," Edwards said.

Earlier Sunday, flooding was reported across parts of Louisiana and Texas with more than 4 inches of rain falling southeast of Dallas.


UPDATES: (All times are listed in EDT)

10:44 p.m. EDT Sunday: Strong winds have blows a tree on to a mobile home in Tuscaloosa, Ala., fire crews report.

9:55 p.m. EDT Sunday: Numerous roads covered with flash-flood waters in Jackson Parish, La., law enforcement reports.

9:25 p.m. EDT Sunday: Hen-egg-sized hail fell at Philadelphia, Miss., an NWS employee reported.

9:15 p.m. EDT Sunday: Sandbagging occurring around homes west of Baskin, La., due to overflowing creek. More than 5 inches of rain has been measured, emergency management said.

9:05 p.m. EDT Sunday: 3.69 inches of rain fell two miles southeast of Edwin, Ala., according to Mesonet.

9:00 p.m. EDT Sunday: Storms from Lafayette and Lake Charles, La., to Beaumont and Port, Texas, are starting to intensify, AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

8:50 p.m. EDT Sunday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell at Philadelphia, Miss., emergency management reports.

8:40 p.m. EDT Sunday: Golf-ball-sized hail fell near Burnside, Miss., emergency management reports.

7:55 p.m. EDT Sunday: The canal is out of its banks in Yazoo City, Miss., emergency management reports.

7:40 p.m. EDT Sunday: Law enforcement reports widespread flooding in Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln and Union parishes in Louisiana.