Tornado warnings in South

A 60-year-old man was killed in an Atlanta suburb after severe weather blew over a tree. More than 20 tornadoes have been reported across several states, according to the National Weather Service.
2:44 | 05/03/21

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And back here in this country at this hour, the severe thunderstorm and tornado watches as we're on the air tonight. The severe weather already deadly. 60 million Americans in the storm zone in ten states, bracing for those possible severe storms and tornadoes as we go into the nighttime hours. This drone shot tonight of a powerful tornado in Mississippi, swirling with debris. And an ef-1 tornado near Atlanta today damaging buildings and at least one person was killed in his SUV when a tree came down on him. ABC's Steve osunsami tonight from Atlanta. Reporter: South of Charlotte, the tornado sirens were blaring this evening. And tonight, there are more warnings about more possible tornadoes. The severe weather came down hard on the Atlanta area, where a 60-year-old man was killed in the suburbs, after a large tree was blown down on top of his SUV. We all went into the back rooms and kind of huddled down and you could -- it's literally the stereotype of, you hear the train? And we literally heard the train for like almost like a full 60 seconds and it was intense. Reporter: The weather service says an ef-1 tornado came through west of Atlanta with up to 90-mile-an-hour winds. One of more than 20 reported tornadoes across several states. You need to continue to take this warning very seriously, extremely seriously, across Fulton county and into DeKalb county as well. Reporter: Players from the Portland trailblazers, in town for a game tonight against the Atlanta hawks, were seen here taking cover in a basement during the worst of the storm. The same system hit Mississippi overnight. This is video from the sky above yazoo city, where you can see the debris flying through the air. There is now a greater threat of severe weather across parts of this same region tomorrow. David? All right, Steve osunsami, thank you. From Steve right to ABC's chief meteorologist ginger zee tonight tracking it all. And we're also especially concerned when these storms hit in the overnight hours. Reporter: David, as the sun sets, we hate to see the atmosphere opening up, but that's exactly what's happening. These nocturnal tornado and even just the damaging winds can be even more impactful because people go to sleep. Tonight, if you are in one of these watch areas you see from New Mexico and Texas up through Oklahoma, even Illinois and South Carolina, please be aware. Have your noaa weather radios. Sirens just don't cut it. It's not something you want to rely on. Have two forms of warning tonight, especially anywhere in the highlighted regions. So, again, into tomorrow, we're going to March these storms and a new kind of dynamic comes in lifting up the atmosphere. The same area that got hit on Sunday is in it again. Ginger zee and Steve osunsami, our thanks to you both tonight.

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