A HORRIBLE tornado ripped through Morton, Texas, moving east Monday night at 15 mph.
The town of Levelland was also affected and several nearby towns were placed under tornado warnings.
Large funnel clouds have been seen in videos posted to social media also from Texas.
A series of thunderstorms passed through Bailey, Parmer and Castro counties, the Lubbock, Texas National Weather Service said tweet.
Those storms included hail up to half a dollar in size and possible wind gusts of 70 miles per hour.
The storms eased earlier than expected, which will hopefully mean drier weather to come on Tuesday, reports have said Fox West Texas.
In South Carolina, fallen trees and ripped off roofs were just a few leave damage after the storm entered the Chesnee area.
Nearly 750 customers were without power shortly after the storm passed, reports WSPA.
There were no reported injuries from the Chesnee storm.
A severe weather warning has been issued threatening flash flooding, large hail and possible tornadoes following a heatwave last weekend.
The threat of thunderstorms exists across much of the United States as they move along a cold front.
According to The Weather Channel, areas from Texas to Maine will be affected, with the possibility of tornadoes in the Southeast.
The heaviest rain is said to be in the south, with Mobile, Alabama expected to rain up to 2 to 3 inches heavy, with areas to the east expected to get less wet weather.
The threat will continue Tuesday through Wednesday morning for much of central Texas, including the Austin metropolitan area.
Texas is dealing with one of the driest May months on record, according to KXAN.
The cold front moving east will provide relief until the heat wave at the weekend.
More than 10 million people were under a heat warning in the northeast on Sunday.
Record temperatures were measured from Washington DC to New Hampshire.
Temperatures rose in the region into the 1990s.
CNN said the heat was unusual — about 15 to 25 degrees above average for this time of year.
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