Wow, Thursday and Friday turned out to be deadly days across the mid-south as tornadoes caused miles of damage from Mena, Arkansas to Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Damage and some injuries were also caused by tornado touchdowns in Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia and both North and South Carolina.
The two days brought over 500 reports of severe weather with over 2 dozen reports of large hail and 71 possible tornadoes.
Below are maps of the severe weather reports.
I know at least one of the tornado watches on Friday was a PDS Tornado Watch. These are issued only a handful of times each year.
PDS means particularly dangerous situation -- if one of these watches are issued, forecasters are almost 100% certain there will be a deadly tornado outbreak.
Today the hard-hit areas will have a break in the weather to begin cleaning up, but more storms are in the forecast as we head into next week.
The unsettled weather on the maps today can be found in pockets, mainly in the west, but also in the big cities of the northeast.
It is currently raining here in Denver, and I am loving it.