(NBC NEWS) -- Heavy rain and high winds ripped across the Carolinas late Thursday, leaving trees toppled and power lines on the ground.
From Georgia to Delaware, storms exploded across the Mid-Atlantic.
One death is bring reported in Virginia after a large tree fell, crushing a young boy.
The powerful storms began just after sun up in the Ohio valley, the hail there the first hint of what would push across the country to the eastern seaboard.
Forecasters are warning that another round of severe storms could erupt in the Midwest on Friday.