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We're in the midst of a multi-day tornado outbreak

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Posted at 12:49 PM, May 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 13:09:20-04

Since Tuesday, the United States is at 65 tornado reports and counting.

Nearly all of those have been spread out across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.

For every one of the last few days, the Storm Prediction Center has issued at least a slight risk for severe thunderstorms - the fourth highest ranking for severe weather.

For Friday and Saturday, these thunderstorms are upping the ante with a moderate risk - the second worst rank for seeing nasty storms. By Mother's Day, Mother Nature herself is taking things a little easier, but the bad weather won't stop completely.

The middle of the country is in for a bumpy Mother's Day weekend with a number of tornadoes we likely haven't seen since the middle of June last year when 77 tornadoes cut across the Plains and the Midwest.

On top of the severe weather, the first named storm of the season, Subtropical Storm Ana will likely make landfall late Sunday into Monday, bringing plenty of rain and rough seas to the Carolinas.

While an umbrella would be a practical gift for mom this weekend, she'd probably rather get something else.