Mother Nature lashed out over Mother's Day weekend

More severe weather possible today

Mother Nature, it seemed, wasn't happy this Mother's Day weekend.

Severe weather hit the middle of the country both Saturday and Sunday. In all, people reported nearly 40 tornadoes, more than 100 wind damage reports and almost twice as much hail damage.

 

The same system that caused storms over the weekend is still bringing a chance for severe weather from Texas all the way up to Wisconsin and Michigan.

 

The biggest threats with today's potential outbreak are strong winds and large hail, especially across Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. A few isolated tornadoes can't be ruled out either, especially across northern Missouri, eastern Iowa, and southwest Wisconsin.

If there's an upside to this, it's the rain eastern Texas is receiving. Most of the state is in some form of a drought, and this should bring upwards of four inches of rain to at least half the state.

 

As this system travels east, we may see another round of severe weather before the week is out. We'll also see plenty more rain across the eastern half of the country, even if it's already pretty soggy.

Follow Storm Shield Meteorologist Jason Meyers via the Storm Shield app on twitter, @StormShieldApp and Facebook. Download the Storm Shield Weather Radio App for your iPhone or Android device and get severe weather alerts wherever you are.

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