Warnings over wild Easter weather as severe thunderstorms ground Florida flights and tornado alert issued in Mississippi

SEVERE weather in parts of the country has disrupted flights and created a headache for travelers at the end of the holiday weekend.

From a tornado alert in Mississippi to severe thunderstorms in Florida, the wild Easter Sunday weather is wreaking havoc on travel plans in popular tourist destinations. 

Severe thunderstorms rolled through several Southern states on Sunday disrupting holiday weekend travelCredit: Weather.com

The severe weather also hit popular Spring Break destinations like Orlando, Florida, creating a headache for tourists

The severe weather also hit popular Spring Break destinations like Orlando, Florida, creating a headache for touristsCredit: Weather.com

Thunderstorms have already dumped 2 inches of rain in the Orlando, Florida, according to meteorologists at local news station Fox 35.

The severe weather created problems on Sunday for visitors to places like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Seaworld.

According to forecasts, an additional 2 inches of rain could accumulate in Central Florida before the night is over.

The Fox 35 the storm team reported that Sunday night’s thunderstorms have been accompanied by lightning strikes and downpours.

The area could also see wind gusts as high as 50 mph and there were also forecasts for potential hail.  

A tornado warning was issued on Sunday evening for two Mississippi counties, according to news station WLBT.

The tornado warnings for Covington and Jefferson Davis counties expired at 8:30pm on Sunday evening.

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

Across the country, Americans were celebrating several holidays over the weekend creating a busy travel weekend.

Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday, while the Jewish holiday of Passover started on Friday, and Muslims are observing Ramadan.

It was the first time in 30 years that all three major religions have seen their Spring holidays coincide.

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