They said April showers bring May flowers, but nobody said what April blizzards bring. A rather potent low pressure system raked the Central US this weekend and isn’t done yet. Flooding rains have inundated northeast OK to central IL/southern IN as well as the Central Gulf Coast. Spots along the MS River at far southern MS/IL could be looking at record crests over the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, further off to the west, an epic blizzard slammed the Plains from the TX Panhandle up into central NE, and the snow is expected to fall all the way to northeastern MN. Several reports of over a foot are found from the NW TX Panhandle to western KS, and videos showed areas with 2-3 foot drifts everywhere. Certainly not what one would want to see with May just minutes away. Luckily the snow will melt off fairly quick with highs in the 50s and 60s coming up in the next few days, but still, it’s going to be a nuisance as people try to go to work and school tomorrow!