2019 US severe weather season started with 39 reported tornadoes throughout southeastern Alabama, Georgia, Florida Panhandle and South Carolina in March 3. At least 20 people have been confirmed dead in Lee County, Alabama alone. On March 2 at 10:51am, NOAA/SPC forecasted an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms for Sunday, March 3, from southern Alabama into southwest Georgia (and from southeast Louisiana northeastward into western South Carolina), with a possibility of a strong tornado or two in and near the enhanced risk area.
Image credit: NOAA/SPC storm report (March 3, 2019): https://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/archive/event.php?date=20190303
The weather channel report (Tornado outbreak hits South, killing at least 23 in Alabama): https://weather.com/news/news/2019-03-03-southern-storm-bring-tornado-warnings