The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings for parts of southern Illinois to northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio amid severe thunderstorms on Saturday, that have produced damages to trees and power lines.
The weather service said, they are capable of producing winds of more than 80 miles per hour.
A storm roared through the St. Louis area on Friday night, forcing the closure of its tornado-battered airport at least until Sunday..
In northwest Tennessee, a severe thunderstorm was producing quarter-sized hail and high winds, the weather service said.
Two strong weather systems could bring several inches of rain, damaging winds and tornadoes early next week in the region, the weather service said.
The National Weather Service also saw a slight risk for severe thunderstorms in eastern West Virginia and northern and central Virginia.