"It looks like a storm came up through Louisiana and into MS and exploded in Monroe County", Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell told CNN. Rain chances will continue to decrease through Sunday night with lows falling to the mid 50s.
Trees were pulled from the ground by their roots and the tornado caused structural damage to buildings including tearing off roofs.
Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western MS, causing damage to several businesses and vehicles. The eastern part of the state is listed as a "slight risk", meaning scattered, severe storms are possible. Trees were reported down in each location but there were no immediate reports of damage, injuries or fatalities.
In Texas, authorities said a woman died on Saturday night when a tornado destroyed her mobile home, CNN reported. The parents in the front seats were not hurt. Severe storms crossing a big swath of the South, including parts of Louisiana and MS, have knocked out power to thousands and caused some flash flooding.More news: Netanyahu heads for fifth term as prime minister of Israel
At Georgia's Augusta National Golf Club, organizers of The Masters golf tournament moved up tee times Sunday to try to beat risky weather.
Multiple people have been reported injured as tornadoes continued to flare along the Mississippi-Alabama state line late Saturday and early Sunday.
At least one tornado was reported Sunday morning in southeast Alabama, near Troy and Goshen, the National Weather Service's Birmingham office said. Franklin is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) south of Dallas.
The tornado watch is in effect through 3 a.m. Monday, the NWS said.
Two people were hospitalized for injuries not thought to be life-threatening, while others were treated at the scene for minor injuries, Yezak said.