Rounds of flooding and severe storms slammed the South and Plains this week, while a storm system unleashed dust storms and snow in the West.
Thunderstorms, some locally severe, will erupt from central Texas, northward into part of Nebraska into Friday night. The worst of the storms are likely to occur in Texas.
In a high-tech world of satellites, computers, mobile devices and wearables, the weather balloon is still an important tool which helps meteorologists create more accurate forecasts, especially in the case of severe weather.
With 2,340 games scheduled from early spring to late summer every year, Major League Baseball is not unfamiliar with encountering challenging weather during its season.