Hail slammed Texas and a tornado damaged homes in Arkansas as a second round of severe storms hit the region Monday.
Unusually large hail fell over parts of north Texas, some as large tennis balls. The Wise County Sheriff's Office told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth that the falling ice damaged several vehicles and injured two people.
And schools will be closed Tuesday in Wylie, near Dallas, after very large damaged several homes and vehicles, the station reported.
While scattered thunderstorms were forecast from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday, the overall picture would be somewhat calmer, according Dale Eck, director of The Weather Channel's Global Forecast Center.
"There will be some thunderstorms in the South East but the threat of severe weather is down a lot from yesterday," he said. "A tornado or two cannot be completely ruled out but the threat is low."
The storms knocked out power to almost 9,000 customers across Mississippi, electric utilities reported Monday night, while almost 2,800 customers remained without power in Arkansas, where four people were trapped in their homes after a small twister tore through Garland.