As Monday morning ushered in dark skies near the Columbia, South Carolina, area, onlookers were treated to a unique cloud formation known as asperatus clouds.
A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
Strong to locally severe thunderstorms will affect areas from northern Texas and southern Oklahoma to western and southern Georgia into Tuesday evening.
Dangerous, severe thunderstorms developed across areas of the Central U.S. this week, following an unprecedented lull in severe weather through the middle of the month.
Marking the first strike of severe weather for the month of March, several reported tornadoes swept across Oklahoma and Arkansas on Wednesday night.
The May 2013 El Reno, Oklahoma, tornado stressed birds in the area to the point that it became noticeable to biologists studying Grasshopper Sparrows in a nearby research area.