A tornado stormed through Mobile, Alabama on Christmas night, leaving three people dead and residential and commercial areas torn up (video below).
The tornado also hit parts of Mississippi and Louisiana.
More than 280,000 customers remain without power, reports ABC News.
Bill Bunting, of the National Weather Service's Severe Storms Prediction Center, said: "Conditions don't look quite as volatile over a large area as we saw on Christmas day but there will be a risk of tornadoes, some of them could be rather strong, across eastern portions of North Carolina and the northeastern part of South Carolina."
Eight states have now issued blizzard warnings to prepare for more intense weather, reports Mediaite.com