A change in the weather pattern will bring an extended period of dry and sunny conditions over much of the south-central United States.
Some communities along the southern Atlantic Seaboard will be hit hard with thunderstorms into the middle of the week.
Torrential rain triggered flooding across southern Louisiana over the weekend, submerging streets and closing major highways.
A stormy pattern will persist across the western Gulf Coast, threatening to trigger additional flooding from Texas to Mississippi through Monday.
Heavy thunderstorms, a few of which will become severe and trigger flash flooding, will target the middle and lower Mississippi Valley into Saturday evening.
Five years after a deadly tornado leveled towns, including portions of Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama, relief groups say that rebuilding communities are stronger than they were before.
A new effort is underway to build more disaster-resistant homes in the central United States, an area more prone to tornadoes and severe weather.
The threat of locally damaging and dangerous thunderstorms will be centered from the central Plains to the Gulf Coast into Wednesday night.