Washington, DC -- The National Weather Service (NWS) reports a clash of warm and cold air produced numerous severe thunderstorms in the Southeast yesterday. The storms produced tornadoes in southwest Georgia, Tennessee and Arkansas overnight and severe winds are reported from North Carolina to the Florida Panhandle.
In Georgia, hardest hit areas include Mitchell, Grady and Colquitt counties. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) reports as many as 100 injuries from the storms and tornadoes. Local emergency crews are responding to the situation as conditions allow.
On Sunday, NWS severe weather watches and warnings as well as tornado watches were posted from areas around Memphis to the Nashville area. The westernmost part of Tennessee experienced minor spot flooding and high winds.
FEMA's Region IV Federal Regional Center Operations Cell in Thomasville, Ga. has been activated and is closely monitoring the situation.