A damaging tornado moved through Prairieburg, Iowa, late Wednesday afternoon as severe storms tracked through the region.
Following a period of volatile weather that included tornadoes across the Upper Midwest on Wednesday, the threat for severe storms will shift southward for Thursday.
Unusually cool air for early summer will grace the southern United States into Wednesday before warmth and higher humidity return by late week.
Thunderstorms have the potential to impact Independence Day fireworks and outings in parts of the central and eastern United States, while dry weather will raise fire safety concerns in the West.
Audrey, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the month of June, killed at least 500 people in the southern United States and caused an estimated $150 million in damage.
As warm and more humid air surges northward, the risk of thunderstorms and severe weather will ramp up over parts of the central United States this week.
The taste of September across the north-central United States will give way to a resurgence of heat, steamy air and severe weather by midweek.