Last night brought storms and tornadoes to the midwest, Oklahoma and Arkansas were hit hard. This kind of thing is almost predictable this time of year. Tragic and horrible.
The Missouri Bootheel got 7.9 inches of rain while we got 2.5 inches. While we had lots of lightning and some loud thunder crashes, the rain was a good soaking rain rather than a damaging downpour. I can tell this by looking at all the flowers we planted over the weekend, none of them have been flattened, torn or flooded out.
But in April, you just never know how or where the worst of the storms will hit and it pays to be prepared and know how to take cover. More storms possible late today/evening.