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Wild Easter weather warnings as severe thunderstorms issue Florida flights and Mississippi tornado alert

SEVERE weather in parts of the country disrupted flights and gave travelers headaches at the end of the bank holiday weekend.

From a tornado alert in Mississippi to severe thunderstorms in Florida, Easter Sunday’s wild weather is disrupting travel plans in popular tourist destinations.

Severe thunderstorms rolled through several southern states on Sunday, disrupting travel over the holiday weekend

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Severe thunderstorms rolled through several southern states on Sunday, disrupting travel over the holiday weekendPhoto credit: Weather.com
The storm also hit popular spring break destinations like Orlando, Florida, giving tourists headaches

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The storm also hit popular spring break destinations like Orlando, Florida, giving tourists headachesPhoto credit: Weather.com

Thunderstorms have already dumped 2 inches of rain in Orlando, Fla., according to forecasters Local news station Fox 35.

The storm caused problems for visitors to places like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Seaworld on Sunday.

Forecasts suggest an additional 2 inches of rain could accumulate in central Florida before the night is over.

Fox 35’s storm team reported that Sunday night’s thunderstorms were accompanied by lightning strikes and downpours.

The area could also see wind gusts of up to 80 km/h and there were also forecasts of potential hail.

A Tornado warning has been issued on Sunday night for two counties in Mississippi, according to news station WLBT.

The tornado warnings for Covington and Jefferson Davis counties expired at 8:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were also in place for more than 10 counties across the state.

Across the country, Americans celebrated several weekend holidays, making for a busy travel weekend.

Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday, while the Jewish holiday of Passover began on Friday and Muslims celebrate Ramadan.

It was the first time in 30 years that spring break for all three major religions coincided.

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Bobby Allyn

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