Downpours and locally severe thunderstorms over the Central states will not only foil holiday weekend activities, but will also put some lives at risk.
The High Plains and portions of Texas will become the targets of spotty, but violent storms Friday evening.
"We can and must do more relative to severe weather," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers testified on Thursday, May 23, 2013, during a hearing called Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting.
More than 500 inbound and outbound flights at LaGuardia in New York were delayed due to the storms.
Explosive thunderstorm development can bring tornadoes to northern Texas and southwestern Oklahoma late Thursday.
Thunderstorms will slow cleanup efforts in Moore, Okla., into the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Severe weather has finally died down in the Northeast following more than 100 damage reports from Tennessee to New York.