A pattern change during the middle of April could bring rain and cooler conditions to California, while erasing persistent chill in the Northeast.
It is no joke that severe weather will take aim at the central Plains on Wednesday, April Fools' Day.
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.
A broad area of severe weather is forecast over the Central United States into Wednesday night. A risk of flooding will follow the storms on Thursday.
The lack of tornado watches through mid-March is unprecedented in the Storm Prediction Center's 45-year history.