In advance of the springtime severe weather season for the Plains, Joplin, Missouri, is in the process of finalizing 14 community safe rooms.
The end of the weekend will bring some wet weather and the potential for strong thunderstorms in the southern Plains and Texas.
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A swath of steady and heavy rain will bring the threat of travel issues from the Plains to the Ohio Valley through the end of the week.
Strong winds, plunging temperatures and a swath of snow will affect Thanksgiving travel into Monday night over the Midwest.
A storm riding a surge of springlike warmth will bring a round of severe weather including the risk of a few tornadoes this weekend from Texas to the South as Thanksgiving travel begins.