May 6, 2015; 7:08 PM ET
After the midweek’s above-average temperatures and stormy pattern, a cooler but drier pattern picks up for the end of the week and beginning of the weekend. more >
A University of Minnesota student was threatened with a knife and sexually assaulted by two men inside her Sanford Hall dorm room over the weekend, and university police said they are no longer investigating the report as a stranger assault.
An outbreak of severe weather is targeting areas from Texas to Nebraska Wednesday evening.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
The central and southern Plains will continue to be pummeled by strong storms for the next several days, but the most potent severe weather threat is likely to be during the Mother's Day weekend.