2 children killed as storms lash Texas

(CNN)Storms hammered east Texas on Saturday, with two children killed when a tree fell on a car, authorities said. The entire town of Franklin and neighboring Bremond lost electricity, with power expected to be restored Saturday night. To the north, dime-sized hail pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Texas is seeing the beginning of the dangerous and severe storms forecast to slam parts of the Southeast and Ohio River Valley this weekend. The powerful system will create the potential for life-threatening winds, strong tornadoes and large hail. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a moderate risk (level 4 out of 5) for severe weather Saturday across parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. And Sunday, an enhanced risk (level 3 out of …