A disabled woman was killed in a two-alarm fire on Houston's south side that also sent her husband and a teenage neighbor to the hospital.
Thunderstorms may disrupt July Fourth activities in parts of the central and eastern United States.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the South Central United States
Extreme heat helped trigger several large wildfires in the Southwest while severe weather claimed more than 170 lives in parts of Asia this week.
El Niño officially came to an end in early June, and experts are calling for a La Niña to develop in its footsteps.