Updated 12/26/2012 09:30 AM
Winter weather advisory for parts of the Hudson Valley
HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- A powerful storm is picking up steam as it makes its way across the Midwest, Gulf Coast and southern states. This, after the National Weather Service says an apparent tornado touched down near downtown Mobile, Alabama.
Two tornadoes also touched down in Texas. One person was killed near Houston by a falling tree. Across the south, more than 300,000 are without power and three people have died.
Locally, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for areas in the Hudson Valley, and a winter storm warning for the surrounding higher elevations.