Storms calm after claiming at least 5 lives

There's better weather on the horizon as we head into the holiday weekend.

Tauren Dyson

April 20 (UPI) -- Most of the United States can expect pleasant weather this Easter Sunday after harsh storms ripped through the nation over the last three days.

Between Wednesday and Friday, reports of 31 tornadoes stretched from Florida to Texas, with a one charging through Avon, N.C., on Saturday morning at 90 mph.


Storms had killed five people as of Friday afternoon.

The storm made its last thrust on Saturday morning, dumping heavy rain from Maine to Washington, D.C.

"The most disruptive weather is expected to shift into New England with the greatest chance for flooding across Maine," said Brett Edwards, a meteorologist for AccuWeather.

AccuWeather forecast localized flash flooding and some isolated thunderstorms with hail to strike areas in the mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley and New York state throughout the weekend.

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