Forecasters say the biggest risk Thursday for severe storms is in northern MS and western Tennessee.
A tornado with winds between 60 and 110 miles per hour struck an apartment complex in southwestern Houston on Wednesday morning, damaging carports, windows and roofs. No injuries were reported following the tornado, rated as an EF-0 or an EF-1 on a six-level scale of tornado damage. The ratings mean the storm winds were estimated at 60 to 110 miles per hour.
Spur is almost 70 miles east of Lubbock.
"I know that Corbin would be smiling down on all of us right now, knowing how big of an impact he had on our community", Snider said. "There was a rain-wrapped tornado on radar and our guys were slowly backing out of the area at the time". Both people were contractors for The Weather Channel.
The three storm chasers pursued the raging tornadoes for years.
Officials say the accident was not weather related and the crash is under investigation. That's the second-highest classification from the Storm Prediction Center.
The threat for severe weather will encompass St. Louis; Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee; Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans; and Birmingham, Alabama. Also, because twisters are usually short-lived and not on the ground for very long, "the risks posed to storm chasers by tornadoes are relatively minor". "People are under enormous pressure to catch the shot and keep the storm in front of them and keep live streaming the storm".
Residents of eastern Oklahoma and Texas, southern Missouri, Arkansas and western Louisiana should stay up to date on local watches and warnings into Wednesday night.More news: European Union offers pre-Brexit trade talks
A number of school closed in North Texas on Wednesday morning due to lack of power, causing delays for students taking an annual achievement test known as STAAR, or the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness.
Fallen tree limbs and rising waterways were among the obstacles for motorists during the Wednesday morning commute.
Several homes in Rockwall, Texas, were damaged by a severe storm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
The three men were identified as Kelley Williamson, 57, Randy Yarnall, 55, and Corbin Jaege, 25.
Investigators told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal they believed the black Suburban carrying Mr. Williamson and Mr. Yarnall likely ran a stop sign before colliding with the Jeep piloted by Mr. Jaeger, at the intersection outside of the town of Spur, in Dickens County. All three were killed instantly.
Three storm chasers were killed in a vehicle crash Tuesday while pursuing a tornado in Spur, Texas.
Four people were killed and almost 200,000 customers were without electric power on Wednesday morning after overnight storms pounded Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes, torrential rain and hail to large parts of the states.