The biggest overnight threat of tornadoes remained over Alabama, according to the National Weather Service.
The Magnolia State is the first to enact such a ban, which is set to become law July 1. More than 20 other states are proposing similar restrictions.
The report was released shortly after Texas, Mississippi and other states abandoned all basic COVID-19 safety measures.
Republican Tate Reeves said the ban will "protect young girls from being forced to compete with biological males."
The district attorney sought to exclude Black jurors from Curtis Flowers' six trials for killings he always maintained he didn't commit.
Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana and San Francisco join Texas in easing mask mandates and other coronavirus restrictions.
Infrastructure failures following bitterly cold temperatures caused dozens of water mains to burst and freeze, leaving thousands without running water for weeks.
In Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi and more, millions of Americans are struggling after winter storms disrupted water the supply.
The crisis is far from over in parts of the South, where many people still lack safe drinking water.
The latest storm front was expected to bring more hardship to states that are unaccustomed to such frigid weather before moving into the Northeast on Thursday.