Dec 20, 2014; 11:24 AM ET A stormy Christmas Eve across the Northeast with flooding rain and strong winds.
The first substantial snowstorm of the season, which totaled nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, was responsible for widespread slide-offs and accidents in Kansas City during the commuting hours.
As storms continue to rip through Australia during turbulent summer weather, a Queensland, Australia, storm spawned a large gustnado just off a local roadway on Thursday.
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.
In the field of meteorology, social media can have a profound effect.
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.